Month: January 2021

The European pet food nutrition startups “fetching” support during the pandemic

Many people are unaware of the real nutritional needs of their pets, so why the sudden rise in specialized pet food startups during the pandemic? The past year there have been an emerging number of pet food companies developing alternative proteins, functional nutrition solutions, wellness supplements and pet care technology in a bet to “fetch” …

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An interview with SuperMeat: supplying the world with a more sustainable food source

Not just meat, but clean, sustainable meat: SuperMeat is the Israeli startup based in the country’s innovation hub of Tel Aviv, which is developing a technology to supply the world with high-quality, clean chicken meat grown directly from chicken cells, produced in a sustainable and animal-friendly way. Their ethical lab-grown meat is crafted in safe …

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An interview with SuperMeat: creating a more sustainable food system with cultured meat

Not just meat, but clean, sustainable meat: SuperMeat is the Israeli startup based in the country’s innovation hub of Tel Aviv, which is developing a technology to supply the world with high-quality, clean chicken meat grown directly from chicken cells, produced in a sustainable and animal-friendly way. Their ethical lab-grown meat is crafted in safe …

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Dry January: the rise of the non-alcoholic beverage trend

While the pandemic might drive many consumers to the bottle, a number are actually turning to a different variety of beverages while stuck at home between lockdown and quarantines, including non-alcoholic offerings. In fact, as we step into 2021 one in five adults will pledge to cut out alcohol completely during Dry January, the annual …

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Foodtech funding roundup of the week

With the news this week that plant-based meat pioneer Impossible Foods was slashing the wholesale prices of its animal-free burger and sausage products, is 2021 the year that protein alternatives finally find more price parity with traditional animal-based meat? It was reported this week that foodservice players will now pay 15% less for Impossible´s plant-based …

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An interview with Update Foods: updating the traditional dairy food space

France-based startup Update foods may have come from lockdown beginnings but they are on a real mission to develop plant-based alternatives tapping the health benefits of both faba protein and algae. Update Foods proposes an updated version of traditional dairy products to ease in the next generation’s switch to plant-based. The dairy alternative market has …

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Homebound consumers & health seekers: frozen food sales soured in 2020

Frozen food sales soured 17.4% between November 2020 and the same month in 2019, according to data from IRI and the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) reported by Winsight Grocery Business. The space´s growth out did the other category sales for all food items, which only rose 9.3% during the same time period.  Frozen food was once …

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