This Week In Food: The Oatly / PureOaty controversy, Asia's first whole-cut alt steak, and the largest ever foodtech Series B

This Week In Food: The Oatly / PureOaty controversy, Asia's first whole-cut alt steak, and the largest ever foodtech Series B

By
Nicola Spalding
June 11, 2021

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The Digest

📈 What’s Up: The pandemic induced a few unhealthy eating habits in some consumers. According to The NPD Group, increased screen time saw an uplift in snacking, and Cargill’s new ChocoLogic study reports that a third of consumers increased their chocolate consumption through the past year. Well, duh. 

📉 What’s Down: Coca-Cola’s share price took a $4 billion nose dive (*Editors note: this was proven to be untrue) after footballer Cristiano Ronaldo removed two of the Euro 2020’s sponsor’s bottles during a press conference, appearing to encourage viewers to drink water instead. The incident has already become a popular meme, with a number of food companies jumping in on the trend with their own product placement.

🧫 According to new data by McKinsey, cultivated meat will be a $25B industry by 2030, with implications for multiple sectors. The industry currently has fewer than 100 companies but, having already brought in $250M investment in 2021, the only way is up.

🌱 The EU funding program Horizon Europe has announced a new €32M fund for alternative protein research, its biggest package of support to date for cell-based, plant-based and fermented proteins.

💪 The US Department of Agriculture is planning to invest over $4 billion through its Build Back Better Initiative to strengthen food supply chains in the country, particularly in the wake of pandemic-induced disruption.

👀 We just released an early schedule for The FoodHack Summit this October in Lausanne. Check out what's planned over the 2-day conference/party and grab a super early bird ticket today (prices go up every 2 weeks). 

🥐 Plus, this vegan croissant looks amazing.

Funding

🧀 Food tech Motif FoodWorks secured $226M series B funding to invest in accelerating its mission of solving sensory and nutritional challenges with existing plant-based foods, including meat and dairy analogues, which will be key to continue growing consumer acceptance.

🍛 British startup Dishpatch closed £11.6M seed funding for its finish-at-home meal kit solutions, designed to give foodies the opportunity to enjoy meals from top-rated London restaurants, regardless of where in the UK they may live.

🥝 RIND Snacks, Inc. closed $6.1M series A funding. It offers a range of dehydrated fruit snacks, peel included, for a hit of antioxidants and vitamins, and its revenue grew five-fold through 2020.

💸 Find all 15 funding rounds of the week here 

Product Launches

Source: Green Rebel Foods

🥩 Indonesia-based Green Rebel Foods has debuted Asia’s first plant-based whole-cut steaks, both beef and chicken made from shiitake mushrooms and soy protein respectively, at two of the country’s leading steakhouse dining chains. More on whole-cut alternatives in this weeks Trends section below. 

🍦 Killer Creamery has launched a range of zero sugar ice cream sandwiches, in what it calls a “first-of-its-kind entry into the novelty category”. The sammies feature chocolate or vanilla ice cream, sweetened with erythritol, stevia, allulose and monk fruit, sandwiched between two chocolate wafer cookies made with pea protein, oat flour and cocoa.  

🍫 Halo Top co-founder Doug Bouton is launching Gatsby, a new chocolate brand with fewer calories and less sugar than conventional chocolate, to target the ambient better-for-you treat market.

🥚 Israeli food tech startup YO-Egg has developed an alternative whole egg substitute, which it claims offers the same nutritional profile as conventional eggs. Read up about the 20+ companies in this space here on FoodHack+

📦 Deliveroo France is collaborating with circular food packaging startup barePack France to offer customers reusable containers with their orders, in an effort to reduce single-use packaging.

🍫 French luxury chocolate brand La Maison du Chocolat has launched its first plant-based collection, made entirely from natural vegan ingredients, emulating the brand’s most iconic fruity ganaches.

🥇 Thought For Food has announced the 10 teams selected as finalists of the TFF Challenge 2021, who’ve beat out 1,400 other teams from over 120 countries. Their innovative solutions range from cultured lobster to a solar-powered street food vending cart; check out the whole list here.


Sponsored by ProVeg Incubator

Calling plant-based, fermentation & cultured-food startups

Here's 5 reasons why you should apply to the ProVeg 2021 Incubator, aka: the world’s leading incubator of plant-based and cultivated food startups.

💸 Attending startups get up to €200,000 in funding.
🌍 You'll benefit from a global network of industry insiders.
🍴 There's a co-working space & test kitchen for you to use.
💡 You'll have relevant mentoring from experts throughout the programme.
💙 There's an active alumni community waiting to welcome you in.

Founders of food and food tech companies that are developing innovative alternatives to animal-based products, ingredients, and services can apply now to join the incubators next cohort of startups.

Applications close July 18, but early entries are preferred.


Plant-Based

Oatly vs Oaty

🥛 Swedish oat milk giant Oatly is suing UK plant-based milk company Glebe Farm Foods over its PureOaty brand, which it claims infringes its trademark rights and benefits from the “huge power of attraction and reputation of Oatly’s branding”. 

💰 Bulk grocery ecommerce site Boxed is going public via a special purpose acquisition company, at a time of pandemic-induced drastically-increased interest in e-grocery. 

🥥 All Market Inc., parent company of coconut water brand Vita Coco, is planning its IPO in the third quarter of 2021, at a valuation of over $2 billion, to capitalise on the growing health and wellness trend.

📱 On-demand delivery service Gopuff has acquired fleet management platform rideOS for $115M, to ensure it stays at the forefront of instant delivery needs.

Big Food

Source: Chobani

🥄 Chobani is rolling out zero sugar Greek yoghurt in response to growing consumer demand for healthier options. Each serving has 60 calories, uses only natural ingredients, is lactose-free and contains six live and active cultures including probiotics.

🍴OpenTable has launched a new suite of tools to discourage restaurant diners from ‘ghosting’ on their reservations, particularly important through pandemic restrictions as businesses are having to operate on reduced capacities.

♻️ The Upcycled Food Association has announced that its doors are open to any companies who want to apply for certification, which should encourage firms of all sizes to think creatively about repurposing food which would otherwise have been wasted.

Trends: Whole Cuts

A hard-working gang of alt meat startups are busy beavering away at so-called ‘whole cuts’ of alternative meat - from ribeye steaks to filet mignon to bacon.  

🔎 Discover in this week's FoodHack+ Report:
- 2x case studies (Novameat, Juicy Marbles)
- The good, the bad, and the figures behind the world of whole-cut pant-based alternatives
- Database of 20+ startups in the space

Find out more about how realistic whole-muscle cuts of meat are the ultimate hurdle for the plant-based meat industry, and the road to get there doesn’t look like an easy one. But for those who succeed, the pay-offs look likely to be huge.


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The Digest

📈 What’s Up: The pandemic induced a few unhealthy eating habits in some consumers. According to The NPD Group, increased screen time saw an uplift in snacking, and Cargill’s new ChocoLogic study reports that a third of consumers increased their chocolate consumption through the past year. Well, duh. 

📉 What’s Down: Coca-Cola’s share price took a $4 billion nose dive (*Editors note: this was proven to be untrue) after footballer Cristiano Ronaldo removed two of the Euro 2020’s sponsor’s bottles during a press conference, appearing to encourage viewers to drink water instead. The incident has already become a popular meme, with a number of food companies jumping in on the trend with their own product placement.

🧫 According to new data by McKinsey, cultivated meat will be a $25B industry by 2030, with implications for multiple sectors. The industry currently has fewer than 100 companies but, having already brought in $250M investment in 2021, the only way is up.

🌱 The EU funding program Horizon Europe has announced a new €32M fund for alternative protein research, its biggest package of support to date for cell-based, plant-based and fermented proteins.

💪 The US Department of Agriculture is planning to invest over $4 billion through its Build Back Better Initiative to strengthen food supply chains in the country, particularly in the wake of pandemic-induced disruption.

👀 We just released an early schedule for The FoodHack Summit this October in Lausanne. Check out what's planned over the 2-day conference/party and grab a super early bird ticket today (prices go up every 2 weeks). 

🥐 Plus, this vegan croissant looks amazing.

Funding

🧀 Food tech Motif FoodWorks secured $226M series B funding to invest in accelerating its mission of solving sensory and nutritional challenges with existing plant-based foods, including meat and dairy analogues, which will be key to continue growing consumer acceptance.

🍛 British startup Dishpatch closed £11.6M seed funding for its finish-at-home meal kit solutions, designed to give foodies the opportunity to enjoy meals from top-rated London restaurants, regardless of where in the UK they may live.

🥝 RIND Snacks, Inc. closed $6.1M series A funding. It offers a range of dehydrated fruit snacks, peel included, for a hit of antioxidants and vitamins, and its revenue grew five-fold through 2020.

💸 Find all 15 funding rounds of the week here 

Product Launches

Source: Green Rebel Foods

🥩 Indonesia-based Green Rebel Foods has debuted Asia’s first plant-based whole-cut steaks, both beef and chicken made from shiitake mushrooms and soy protein respectively, at two of the country’s leading steakhouse dining chains. More on whole-cut alternatives in this weeks Trends section below. 

🍦 Killer Creamery has launched a range of zero sugar ice cream sandwiches, in what it calls a “first-of-its-kind entry into the novelty category”. The sammies feature chocolate or vanilla ice cream, sweetened with erythritol, stevia, allulose and monk fruit, sandwiched between two chocolate wafer cookies made with pea protein, oat flour and cocoa.  

🍫 Halo Top co-founder Doug Bouton is launching Gatsby, a new chocolate brand with fewer calories and less sugar than conventional chocolate, to target the ambient better-for-you treat market.

🥚 Israeli food tech startup YO-Egg has developed an alternative whole egg substitute, which it claims offers the same nutritional profile as conventional eggs. Read up about the 20+ companies in this space here on FoodHack+

📦 Deliveroo France is collaborating with circular food packaging startup barePack France to offer customers reusable containers with their orders, in an effort to reduce single-use packaging.

🍫 French luxury chocolate brand La Maison du Chocolat has launched its first plant-based collection, made entirely from natural vegan ingredients, emulating the brand’s most iconic fruity ganaches.

🥇 Thought For Food has announced the 10 teams selected as finalists of the TFF Challenge 2021, who’ve beat out 1,400 other teams from over 120 countries. Their innovative solutions range from cultured lobster to a solar-powered street food vending cart; check out the whole list here.


Sponsored by ProVeg Incubator

Calling plant-based, fermentation & cultured-food startups

Here's 5 reasons why you should apply to the ProVeg 2021 Incubator, aka: the world’s leading incubator of plant-based and cultivated food startups.

💸 Attending startups get up to €200,000 in funding.
🌍 You'll benefit from a global network of industry insiders.
🍴 There's a co-working space & test kitchen for you to use.
💡 You'll have relevant mentoring from experts throughout the programme.
💙 There's an active alumni community waiting to welcome you in.

Founders of food and food tech companies that are developing innovative alternatives to animal-based products, ingredients, and services can apply now to join the incubators next cohort of startups.

Applications close July 18, but early entries are preferred.


Plant-Based

Oatly vs Oaty

🥛 Swedish oat milk giant Oatly is suing UK plant-based milk company Glebe Farm Foods over its PureOaty brand, which it claims infringes its trademark rights and benefits from the “huge power of attraction and reputation of Oatly’s branding”. 

💰 Bulk grocery ecommerce site Boxed is going public via a special purpose acquisition company, at a time of pandemic-induced drastically-increased interest in e-grocery. 

🥥 All Market Inc., parent company of coconut water brand Vita Coco, is planning its IPO in the third quarter of 2021, at a valuation of over $2 billion, to capitalise on the growing health and wellness trend.

📱 On-demand delivery service Gopuff has acquired fleet management platform rideOS for $115M, to ensure it stays at the forefront of instant delivery needs.

Big Food

Source: Chobani

🥄 Chobani is rolling out zero sugar Greek yoghurt in response to growing consumer demand for healthier options. Each serving has 60 calories, uses only natural ingredients, is lactose-free and contains six live and active cultures including probiotics.

🍴OpenTable has launched a new suite of tools to discourage restaurant diners from ‘ghosting’ on their reservations, particularly important through pandemic restrictions as businesses are having to operate on reduced capacities.

♻️ The Upcycled Food Association has announced that its doors are open to any companies who want to apply for certification, which should encourage firms of all sizes to think creatively about repurposing food which would otherwise have been wasted.

Trends: Whole Cuts

A hard-working gang of alt meat startups are busy beavering away at so-called ‘whole cuts’ of alternative meat - from ribeye steaks to filet mignon to bacon.  

🔎 Discover in this week's FoodHack+ Report:
- 2x case studies (Novameat, Juicy Marbles)
- The good, the bad, and the figures behind the world of whole-cut pant-based alternatives
- Database of 20+ startups in the space

Find out more about how realistic whole-muscle cuts of meat are the ultimate hurdle for the plant-based meat industry, and the road to get there doesn’t look like an easy one. But for those who succeed, the pay-offs look likely to be huge.


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The Digest

📈 What’s Up: The pandemic induced a few unhealthy eating habits in some consumers. According to The NPD Group, increased screen time saw an uplift in snacking, and Cargill’s new ChocoLogic study reports that a third of consumers increased their chocolate consumption through the past year. Well, duh. 

📉 What’s Down: Coca-Cola’s share price took a $4 billion nose dive (*Editors note: this was proven to be untrue) after footballer Cristiano Ronaldo removed two of the Euro 2020’s sponsor’s bottles during a press conference, appearing to encourage viewers to drink water instead. The incident has already become a popular meme, with a number of food companies jumping in on the trend with their own product placement.

🧫 According to new data by McKinsey, cultivated meat will be a $25B industry by 2030, with implications for multiple sectors. The industry currently has fewer than 100 companies but, having already brought in $250M investment in 2021, the only way is up.

🌱 The EU funding program Horizon Europe has announced a new €32M fund for alternative protein research, its biggest package of support to date for cell-based, plant-based and fermented proteins.

💪 The US Department of Agriculture is planning to invest over $4 billion through its Build Back Better Initiative to strengthen food supply chains in the country, particularly in the wake of pandemic-induced disruption.

👀 We just released an early schedule for The FoodHack Summit this October in Lausanne. Check out what's planned over the 2-day conference/party and grab a super early bird ticket today (prices go up every 2 weeks). 

🥐 Plus, this vegan croissant looks amazing.

Funding

🧀 Food tech Motif FoodWorks secured $226M series B funding to invest in accelerating its mission of solving sensory and nutritional challenges with existing plant-based foods, including meat and dairy analogues, which will be key to continue growing consumer acceptance.

🍛 British startup Dishpatch closed £11.6M seed funding for its finish-at-home meal kit solutions, designed to give foodies the opportunity to enjoy meals from top-rated London restaurants, regardless of where in the UK they may live.

🥝 RIND Snacks, Inc. closed $6.1M series A funding. It offers a range of dehydrated fruit snacks, peel included, for a hit of antioxidants and vitamins, and its revenue grew five-fold through 2020.

💸 Find all 15 funding rounds of the week here 

Product Launches

Source: Green Rebel Foods

🥩 Indonesia-based Green Rebel Foods has debuted Asia’s first plant-based whole-cut steaks, both beef and chicken made from shiitake mushrooms and soy protein respectively, at two of the country’s leading steakhouse dining chains. More on whole-cut alternatives in this weeks Trends section below. 

🍦 Killer Creamery has launched a range of zero sugar ice cream sandwiches, in what it calls a “first-of-its-kind entry into the novelty category”. The sammies feature chocolate or vanilla ice cream, sweetened with erythritol, stevia, allulose and monk fruit, sandwiched between two chocolate wafer cookies made with pea protein, oat flour and cocoa.  

🍫 Halo Top co-founder Doug Bouton is launching Gatsby, a new chocolate brand with fewer calories and less sugar than conventional chocolate, to target the ambient better-for-you treat market.

🥚 Israeli food tech startup YO-Egg has developed an alternative whole egg substitute, which it claims offers the same nutritional profile as conventional eggs. Read up about the 20+ companies in this space here on FoodHack+

📦 Deliveroo France is collaborating with circular food packaging startup barePack France to offer customers reusable containers with their orders, in an effort to reduce single-use packaging.

🍫 French luxury chocolate brand La Maison du Chocolat has launched its first plant-based collection, made entirely from natural vegan ingredients, emulating the brand’s most iconic fruity ganaches.

🥇 Thought For Food has announced the 10 teams selected as finalists of the TFF Challenge 2021, who’ve beat out 1,400 other teams from over 120 countries. Their innovative solutions range from cultured lobster to a solar-powered street food vending cart; check out the whole list here.


Sponsored by ProVeg Incubator

Calling plant-based, fermentation & cultured-food startups

Here's 5 reasons why you should apply to the ProVeg 2021 Incubator, aka: the world’s leading incubator of plant-based and cultivated food startups.

💸 Attending startups get up to €200,000 in funding.
🌍 You'll benefit from a global network of industry insiders.
🍴 There's a co-working space & test kitchen for you to use.
💡 You'll have relevant mentoring from experts throughout the programme.
💙 There's an active alumni community waiting to welcome you in.

Founders of food and food tech companies that are developing innovative alternatives to animal-based products, ingredients, and services can apply now to join the incubators next cohort of startups.

Applications close July 18, but early entries are preferred.


Plant-Based

Oatly vs Oaty

🥛 Swedish oat milk giant Oatly is suing UK plant-based milk company Glebe Farm Foods over its PureOaty brand, which it claims infringes its trademark rights and benefits from the “huge power of attraction and reputation of Oatly’s branding”. 

💰 Bulk grocery ecommerce site Boxed is going public via a special purpose acquisition company, at a time of pandemic-induced drastically-increased interest in e-grocery. 

🥥 All Market Inc., parent company of coconut water brand Vita Coco, is planning its IPO in the third quarter of 2021, at a valuation of over $2 billion, to capitalise on the growing health and wellness trend.

📱 On-demand delivery service Gopuff has acquired fleet management platform rideOS for $115M, to ensure it stays at the forefront of instant delivery needs.

Big Food

Source: Chobani

🥄 Chobani is rolling out zero sugar Greek yoghurt in response to growing consumer demand for healthier options. Each serving has 60 calories, uses only natural ingredients, is lactose-free and contains six live and active cultures including probiotics.

🍴OpenTable has launched a new suite of tools to discourage restaurant diners from ‘ghosting’ on their reservations, particularly important through pandemic restrictions as businesses are having to operate on reduced capacities.

♻️ The Upcycled Food Association has announced that its doors are open to any companies who want to apply for certification, which should encourage firms of all sizes to think creatively about repurposing food which would otherwise have been wasted.

Trends: Whole Cuts

A hard-working gang of alt meat startups are busy beavering away at so-called ‘whole cuts’ of alternative meat - from ribeye steaks to filet mignon to bacon.  

🔎 Discover in this week's FoodHack+ Report:
- 2x case studies (Novameat, Juicy Marbles)
- The good, the bad, and the figures behind the world of whole-cut pant-based alternatives
- Database of 20+ startups in the space

Find out more about how realistic whole-muscle cuts of meat are the ultimate hurdle for the plant-based meat industry, and the road to get there doesn’t look like an easy one. But for those who succeed, the pay-offs look likely to be huge.


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The Digest

📈 What’s Up: The pandemic induced a few unhealthy eating habits in some consumers. According to The NPD Group, increased screen time saw an uplift in snacking, and Cargill’s new ChocoLogic study reports that a third of consumers increased their chocolate consumption through the past year. Well, duh. 

📉 What’s Down: Coca-Cola’s share price took a $4 billion nose dive (*Editors note: this was proven to be untrue) after footballer Cristiano Ronaldo removed two of the Euro 2020’s sponsor’s bottles during a press conference, appearing to encourage viewers to drink water instead. The incident has already become a popular meme, with a number of food companies jumping in on the trend with their own product placement.

🧫 According to new data by McKinsey, cultivated meat will be a $25B industry by 2030, with implications for multiple sectors. The industry currently has fewer than 100 companies but, having already brought in $250M investment in 2021, the only way is up.

🌱 The EU funding program Horizon Europe has announced a new €32M fund for alternative protein research, its biggest package of support to date for cell-based, plant-based and fermented proteins.

💪 The US Department of Agriculture is planning to invest over $4 billion through its Build Back Better Initiative to strengthen food supply chains in the country, particularly in the wake of pandemic-induced disruption.

👀 We just released an early schedule for The FoodHack Summit this October in Lausanne. Check out what's planned over the 2-day conference/party and grab a super early bird ticket today (prices go up every 2 weeks). 

🥐 Plus, this vegan croissant looks amazing.

Funding

🧀 Food tech Motif FoodWorks secured $226M series B funding to invest in accelerating its mission of solving sensory and nutritional challenges with existing plant-based foods, including meat and dairy analogues, which will be key to continue growing consumer acceptance.

🍛 British startup Dishpatch closed £11.6M seed funding for its finish-at-home meal kit solutions, designed to give foodies the opportunity to enjoy meals from top-rated London restaurants, regardless of where in the UK they may live.

🥝 RIND Snacks, Inc. closed $6.1M series A funding. It offers a range of dehydrated fruit snacks, peel included, for a hit of antioxidants and vitamins, and its revenue grew five-fold through 2020.

💸 Find all 15 funding rounds of the week here 

Product Launches

Source: Green Rebel Foods

🥩 Indonesia-based Green Rebel Foods has debuted Asia’s first plant-based whole-cut steaks, both beef and chicken made from shiitake mushrooms and soy protein respectively, at two of the country’s leading steakhouse dining chains. More on whole-cut alternatives in this weeks Trends section below. 

🍦 Killer Creamery has launched a range of zero sugar ice cream sandwiches, in what it calls a “first-of-its-kind entry into the novelty category”. The sammies feature chocolate or vanilla ice cream, sweetened with erythritol, stevia, allulose and monk fruit, sandwiched between two chocolate wafer cookies made with pea protein, oat flour and cocoa.  

🍫 Halo Top co-founder Doug Bouton is launching Gatsby, a new chocolate brand with fewer calories and less sugar than conventional chocolate, to target the ambient better-for-you treat market.

🥚 Israeli food tech startup YO-Egg has developed an alternative whole egg substitute, which it claims offers the same nutritional profile as conventional eggs. Read up about the 20+ companies in this space here on FoodHack+

📦 Deliveroo France is collaborating with circular food packaging startup barePack France to offer customers reusable containers with their orders, in an effort to reduce single-use packaging.

🍫 French luxury chocolate brand La Maison du Chocolat has launched its first plant-based collection, made entirely from natural vegan ingredients, emulating the brand’s most iconic fruity ganaches.

🥇 Thought For Food has announced the 10 teams selected as finalists of the TFF Challenge 2021, who’ve beat out 1,400 other teams from over 120 countries. Their innovative solutions range from cultured lobster to a solar-powered street food vending cart; check out the whole list here.


Sponsored by ProVeg Incubator

Calling plant-based, fermentation & cultured-food startups

Here's 5 reasons why you should apply to the ProVeg 2021 Incubator, aka: the world’s leading incubator of plant-based and cultivated food startups.

💸 Attending startups get up to €200,000 in funding.
🌍 You'll benefit from a global network of industry insiders.
🍴 There's a co-working space & test kitchen for you to use.
💡 You'll have relevant mentoring from experts throughout the programme.
💙 There's an active alumni community waiting to welcome you in.

Founders of food and food tech companies that are developing innovative alternatives to animal-based products, ingredients, and services can apply now to join the incubators next cohort of startups.

Applications close July 18, but early entries are preferred.


Plant-Based

Oatly vs Oaty

🥛 Swedish oat milk giant Oatly is suing UK plant-based milk company Glebe Farm Foods over its PureOaty brand, which it claims infringes its trademark rights and benefits from the “huge power of attraction and reputation of Oatly’s branding”. 

💰 Bulk grocery ecommerce site Boxed is going public via a special purpose acquisition company, at a time of pandemic-induced drastically-increased interest in e-grocery. 

🥥 All Market Inc., parent company of coconut water brand Vita Coco, is planning its IPO in the third quarter of 2021, at a valuation of over $2 billion, to capitalise on the growing health and wellness trend.

📱 On-demand delivery service Gopuff has acquired fleet management platform rideOS for $115M, to ensure it stays at the forefront of instant delivery needs.

Big Food

Source: Chobani

🥄 Chobani is rolling out zero sugar Greek yoghurt in response to growing consumer demand for healthier options. Each serving has 60 calories, uses only natural ingredients, is lactose-free and contains six live and active cultures including probiotics.

🍴OpenTable has launched a new suite of tools to discourage restaurant diners from ‘ghosting’ on their reservations, particularly important through pandemic restrictions as businesses are having to operate on reduced capacities.

♻️ The Upcycled Food Association has announced that its doors are open to any companies who want to apply for certification, which should encourage firms of all sizes to think creatively about repurposing food which would otherwise have been wasted.

Trends: Whole Cuts

A hard-working gang of alt meat startups are busy beavering away at so-called ‘whole cuts’ of alternative meat - from ribeye steaks to filet mignon to bacon.  

🔎 Discover in this week's FoodHack+ Report:
- 2x case studies (Novameat, Juicy Marbles)
- The good, the bad, and the figures behind the world of whole-cut pant-based alternatives
- Database of 20+ startups in the space

Find out more about how realistic whole-muscle cuts of meat are the ultimate hurdle for the plant-based meat industry, and the road to get there doesn’t look like an easy one. But for those who succeed, the pay-offs look likely to be huge.


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