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Australian plant-based meat product company v2food, a joint venture between CSIRO, Main Sequence Ventures and Hungry Jack’s franchisee Jack Cowin, has expanded its export reach into China. The company is now valued at more than half a billion dollars.
Innovative ag-tech start-up Air Protein is applying century-old tech and astronauts’ ideas to the challenge of making more (food) from less. In this case, a whole lot less.
Woolworths’ venture capital arm w23 is one of the backers in a bumper $4m funding round for Sydney-based premium proteins start-up Harvest B.
Growers investing in high-value crops such as saffron and vanilla, and in varieties bred for sustainability, are fuelling diversity in indoor cropping, found a panel of experts at the recent Indoor AgTech NYC Innovation Summit.
A seaweed-laced feed that curbs cows’ methane emissions by up to 99% is just one of the ‘green’ innovations at Pirie Meats’ new processing facility.
Four big trends are fuelling beverage innovation across the APAC region, and they’ve only been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Increasingly, universities are picking up on the need for skills acquisiton in the alt-proteins space. From August, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University will offer a two-year course exploring sustainable alternatives to conventional meat and key technologies in this emerging field.
A May 2021 survey commissioned by Bloomberg News revealed that more than a third – 35 per cent – of Americans are now “making a conscious effort to eat less meat”, citing health concerns as the motivator.
China is boosting its resilience to supply-chain shocks by building high-tech vegetable-growing facilities close to cities across the nation.