Month: March 2020

The king keurig of beer has arrived: introducing Drinkworks

It’s true, the industry of single-serving coffee pods still has a long way to go in terms of sustainability. They are far from environmentally-friendly, but they are convenient. They have become a real time saver for those early morning risers who love to pop in a pod and enjoy the exact right amount of coffee …

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Pea Power: Israeli seed-breeder Equinom raises $10m

Israeli-based seed breeding startup Equinom, is designing advanced crops like “shatter-free sesame or high-protein peas without the need for genetic engineering. It has now closed a Series B funding round at $10 million. German-based chemicals giant BASF Venture Capital is leading this round and marks the first time it has invested in an Israeli-based company. …

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Podcast: A conversation with Amy Zheng, co-founder behind startup Amazin’ Graze

This week we travelled all the way to Singapore in our new podcast episode! We spoke to Amy Zheng, co-founder behind startup Amazin’ Graze, a curator of healthy and nutritious snacks using Asian flavours.   Their mission is simple: to change the way we snack! The company has fast earned itself an important role in …

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Starbucks is adding Beyond Meat to its menus…but it isn’t going international quite yet. Where are they launching it?

Last month the world went wild when Starbucks added plant-based milks, including coconut and oat, to its menu. Following the introduction of these vegan treats, the coffee-chain is now incorporating vegan breakfast sandwiches made from Beyond Meat. However, don’t get too excited; it isn’t going international quite yet: just Canada locations for now, hitting over …

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Sweetgreen is rolling out compostable bowls to fight food waste

Many restaurants joining the sustainable bandwagon often turn to compostable fiber packaging to avoid sending packaging waste to landfills. However, an investigation last year in The Counter (formerly New Food Economy), which sent compostable packaging to a lab for testing highlighted that PFAS were commonly used in them.  PFA compounds have been linked to health …

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Oat milk sales now make up 14% of the milk category

Vegan milk is fastest becoming the most popular segment of the plant-based milk category, offering sales which now account for 14% of the entire milk category with sales in the US growing by 686% in 2019 – and more than 1,946% over the past two years.Trade group Plant Based Food Association (PBFA) and advocacy group …

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Podcast: Yumpa Bar’s Tomasso Cazzaniga tells us why we should all be eating crickets

Ready or not, insect-based food is coming… and we speak to Yumpa, the startup who are leading this revolution Listen to this podcast, on Spotify or Soundcloud. Ready or not, insect-based food is coming. And we took the topic head on as we spoke to Tomasso Cazzaniga of leading cricket-based snack startup YUMPA based in …

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Beyond meat is coming to a store near you

Beyond meat is fast becoming everyone’s favorite plant-based meat alternative, and now its launching its new Beyond Sausage in retail stores nationwide at the end of March. They will releasing two new flavours; classic and spicy, made from pea protein, brown rice protein and spices.  “Introducing Beyond Breakfast Sausage at retail stores is an exciting …

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This company is helping farmers produce more milk

Ireland-based CattleEye is driving its digital transformation with an AI-powered livestock monitoring platform, that allows farmers to identify individual dairy cows and monitor their health and body condition. They can understand if they are on heat, in sick health or if they are pregnant. It’s said that this technology can help farmers produce $400 more …

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