December 5, 2022

With A $120 Million War Chest, Brightseed Is Unlocking The Fat-Fighting Power Of Hemp

Brightseed itself is launching a pipeline of chemicals focused on three areas: metabolic health, cognitive function and gut health. Next up is a compound found in a plant—the founders won’t say which plant—that could help the body manage blood glucose levels, which might be used in conjunction with diabetes medication.
November 29, 2022

For the future of meat, food tech startups look under mushrooms

At a special dinner earlier this month, acclaimed chef Srijith Gopinathan served gnocchi with pine nuts, smoked kebabs and a Thai stir-fry with fragrant basil. There was one common ingredient tying all these dishes together: Mamu, a new alternative protein based on the roots of fungi.
November 11, 2022

Sempera Organics Launches Mamu – A ‘First of Its Kind’ Protein Made From 3 Species of Mushroom

Sempera Organics announces the launch of Mamu, a new center-of-the-plate protein intended to provide a highly versatile, nutritious and sustainable protein source.
September 8, 2022

Korea’s number one food and bioengineering company, CJ CheilJedang, joins the MISTA innovation platform

CJ CheilJedang aims to leverage MISTA’s food & food tech ecosystem to enable continued expansion and tap into the Bay area’s extensive talent pool
August 18, 2022

TurtleTree Announces LF+, the First-Ever Sustainable Lactoferrin Made With Precision Fermentation

In pioneering the use of this technology for lactoferrin and its inclusion in food, TurtleTree is uniquely poised to be a frontrunner in the highly sought-after functional protein market. Having assembled a world-class team of industry-leading talents to work on this project, the company will now accelerate its development efforts for LF+ in order to achieve a commercial launch in 2023.
August 1, 2022

Brightseed partners with Kallyope to explore bioactives for gut-brain and weight management

AI-phytonutrient pioneers Brightseed have entered a strategic research collaboration to screen plant compounds with biotech company Kallyope to identify potential weight loss and glucose control therapeutics.
July 22, 2022

Company creating oil without need for land receives AAK investment

AAK has invested in a company working on technology designed to produce fats and oils without the need for arable land. Green-On, a food technology startup based in Gothenburg, Sweden, has a concept based on “power-to-food” technology, which bypasses traditional agricultural production to create raw materials directly from carbon dioxide, renewable energy and water.
July 14, 2022

NotCo Enters Canada’s Plant-Based Meat Market With Its Signature NotBurger

Chilean unicorn NotCo has made its meat alternative debut in Canada. The company’s NotBurger release was timed to coincide with National Burger Day on May 28. The launch comes after a successful rollout of the company’s NotMilk last year.
May 27, 2022

MISTA Invites Functional Mushroom Producer Sempera Organics as Newest Member, Adding Functional Fungi to Its Food Innovation Platform

Sempera Organics Looks to Transform the Future of Food Using Fungi, with Support from MISTA's Extensive Regenerative Ecosystem.