June 15, 2023

Upside Foods secures USDA approval for its cultivated meat

California's Upside Foods said on Wednesday it received regulatory approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the label on its cell-cultivated chicken, making it the second company in the United States to secure that approval.
May 23, 2023

Eternal space division wins NASA competition

We are thrilled to announce that Kernel Deltech, the space-focused division of Eternal Bioworks, has emerged as a winner in NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge.
February 8, 2023

Fungi-Powered Ingredients Startup Michroma Promising To Remove Petroleum From Food Colorings Raises $6.4 Million In Venture Funding

San Francisco-headquartered startup, Michroma, which uses fungal biofactories to produce natural food coloring and flavors, has amassed $6.4 million in a recent venture-backed seed round, and is currently in talks with consumer heavyweights, including Danone, Grupo Bimbo, and NotCo, to bring their sustainable products to the market over the next two years upon the FDA approval.
December 13, 2022

NotCo raises $70m to offer AI-platform to wider industry and ‘exponentially accelerate the transformation of the plant-based industry’

Santiago-based NotCo – a food tech company deploying a proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) platform called ‘Giuseppe’ to bring a new level of sophistication to the formulation of meat and dairy alternatives – has raised $70m in a series D1 round* led by Princeville Capital to build out a b2b platform enabling third parties to use its technology.
December 12, 2022

Superbrewed Foods joins Mista to broaden fermented product categories

Microbial protein start-up Superbrewed Foods is joining San Francisco-based innovation platform Mista in a collaboration designed to increase exposure and develop Superbrewed’s fermented ingredient portfolio.
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.
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.