The Future is Female: Women Dominate Food Tech in Asia Pacific

So why is it that women are particularly well-represented in Asian plant-based and cultivated meat companies, compared with other industries and regions? We spoke to some of the brilliant CEOs, scientists, investors, and innovators who have helped transition the region’s alternative protein space from a nascent niche into a global economic engine in just a handful … Read more

Japan and Singapore top targets for cultured meat firm Aleph Farm’s pilot plant launch

In January, Aleph Farms signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsubishi Corporation’s Food Industry Group to explore the potential of cultivated meat in the increasingly meat-hungry Japan.“This MoU implements specific action items on future consumer acceptance and regulatory pathways. The end goal would be to manufacture and market cultivated meat to the Japanese consumers​,” … Read more

Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit, Nov 18-20 2020

The virtual Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit will offer three days of 1-1 meetings, interactive group discussions, and critical intelligence from industry leaders to accelerate innovation in supply chain resilience, urban food systems, alternative proteins and affordable nutrition. Source: Home – Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit, VIRTUAL, Nov 18-20

Asia Summit on Alternative Proteins, 20-21 August 2020

The Good Food Institute Asia-Pacific will share the real stories behind this booming industry in our inaugural Asia Summit on Alternative Proteins. This summit will not be like anything else you’ve seen over the past couple of months. We will go in-depth, ask those questions no one dares to ask, and create those real-life connections … Read more

China’s cell-based meat future: Calls for national strategy to accelerate sector’s growth

Plant-based meats are well-known and accepted in China such as Baicaowei’s recent plant-based sausage snack​ and Jinzi’s plant-based patties, and Greater China countries have seen more advancement such as cell-based seafood firm Avant Meats​ in Hong Kong, but so far, cell-based meat is pretty much in its infancy in the country. Last year, the Nanjing … Read more

Japan’s IntegriCulture Raises US$7.4M, Largest Series A For Asia Alt Protein Sector

Japanese food tech IntegriCulture Inc. has just completed its Series A funding with ¥800 million (US$7.4 million). The round was led by Beyond Next Ventures, NH Foods and AgFunder, and marks the largest Series A raised by the cultivated food startup industry and the largest publicly disclosed by any alternative protein company in the region. … Read more

8 Asian Food Tech Startups Innovating The Future Of Food

Did you know that we’ve got a whole army of foodtech companies rising revolutionising our global food system right here in Asia? From using biotech and cell-based solutions to create “clean” meat, to making plant-based formulas for vegan-friendly meat, here are 8 Asian startups in driving serious change and making inroads in the fight for … Read more