This week, the gloves are off as the plant-based sector exchanges blows

This week, the gloves are off as the plant-based sector exchanges blows

By
Arman Anatürk
August 28, 2020

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Find yourself a comfortable seat, slice yourself some watermelon ham, and pour up a glass of adaptogenic beer, it's time to catch up on This Week In Food as the plant-based sector exchanges blows.

In the latest episode of The Secret Sauce, I chat with Redbull employee #15 and founder of Focus Water, Leif Langenskiöld, about his colorful and completely unexpected journey through the beverage industry and what he's been up to since selling his company.

Hungry? How about some cricket couscous, black ant guacamole and bumblebee ice cream or maybe some protein-packed crisps or macaroons. Our latest FoodHack+ Trends deep-dive takes a look at the $112 million global market of edible insects.

p.s. Join FoodHack as our analyst / editor. Apply before September 3rd.

The Digest

😬 PR backfire: Lightlife calls on Impossible & Beyond to make cleaner plant-based foods, they both hit back, and the industry calls out Lightlife - you're not so perfect yourself.

🛵 Big leagues: A few days after a controversial entrance into the DAX 30 club, Delivery Hero shows it can play in the big leagues with a $360m acquisition of Dubai-based Insta-shop in a bid to expand to the Middle East.

🦓 Conservationists rejoice: Sydney-based food tech company Vow is using cellular ag technology to grow unconventional exotic animal meat products such as tortoise, kangaroo, zebra and yak. Dive deeper: with our FoodHack+ Trends report on cell-based meat.

🛒 Here comes Amazon: Three years after it acquired Whole Foods Market, Amazon is planning to disrupt the grocery industry once again, this time with its first stand-alone supermarket - Fresh. Combining elements of micro-fulfillment, contactless features, highly personalized service, and more, all into one store.

🍖 Legacy Meat 2.0: For the first time in its 186-year history, the German sausage manufacturer generates more sales with its vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives than with its classic cold cuts or sausages. Article in German but worth the Google translate.

☕️ Coffee at risk: Take a pause from your morning brew to watch this Vox video about the effect climate change is having on coffee farmers all around the world and their harvests.

🤷‍♂️ Hemp-Meat? We have peas, beans and soy-based meats so is it time for hemp to join the club?

🦮 Cultured Chicken: for your furry friend. Biotech company Bond Pet Foods have said to create the worlds first cultured chicken meat protein for pet food applications, using a one-time blood sample – in this case, from a heritage hen named Inga 🐔

🌳 Bought a forest, like you do: Brewdog, the Scottish brewery and PR masterminds that can turn a joke into a product launch have just bought a forest. Why? The company plans to restore the forest in the Scottish Highlands, planting a million trees over the next two years to help sequester their carbon footprint.

🍔 Beyond, Delivered. Beyond Meat launches their DTC platform with 2 day home delivery across 48 states in the US.

🍄 Sprouting on social: Why are mushrooms taking over your social media feed, your medicine cabinet, and soon, your closet?

🌱'Huge victory' for vegan dairy brand Miyoko's who are now allowed to use the 'Butter' label on their product after winning a legal battle against the State of California.

👅 It's ***** licking good KFC to suspend 'It's Finger Lickin' Good' slogan over COVID-19 hygiene concerns. What a time to be alive.

👀 One to watch: Growth serum - a key part of bringing down the costs of cell-based meats from say a $3,000 'chicken' nugget to a more reasonable $30 nugget. The team at Future Fields claims to have developed a cell growth medium 1,000x cheaper than existing solutions which would have companies like Shiok Meat, Finless Foods, Memphis Meats and others lining up.

📈What's up: Ghost Kitchens. While restaurants struggle, the order-in market is booming — and it’s feeding a new industry. "The epitome of 2020 has to be the sight of a shuttered, upscale French restaurant being repurposed to cook breakfast burritos, pastrami reubens, and Danny Trejo's tacos for delivery."

📉 Whats down: Craft distillers lost 41% of their sales, or $700 million in revenue, due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the sales loss, nearly 31% of the industry’s employee base have been furloughed. The drop in sales is attributable to the shutdown of on-premise sales and tasting rooms.

👋 Join us at one of the FoodHack meetups in Zurich, Berlin, Basel - or launch a chapter in your city to bring your local foodtech community together.

New in Funding

  • 🍸 Drizly raises $50M as e-commerce alcohol delivery surges. The alcohol delivery platform said it has grown more than 350% compared to 2019, while "achieving sustained profitability.

  • 🤖 Pudu Robotics raises $15M for their self-driving restaurant server robots that are equipped with racks of trays that can shuttle plates of food and empty dishes to and from the kitchen.

  • 🍔 Starfield raises $10M in funding, becoming China’s fastest-growing plant-based brand.

  • ❄️ Sol Cuisine raises $10M to expand its line of Canadian born Canadian plant-based frozen food further Into U.S.

  • 🍫 Clio raises $8M, known for its chilled, chocolate-covered Greek yogurt bars, the company has thrived in the past year with sales doubling.

  • 👩‍🌾 Barn2Door raises $6M as demand rises for its software used by farmers to sell food online.

  • Plant Jammer, raises $4.7m from investors including Dr. Oetker and Miele Venture Capital. The Danish company offers a "digital chef" app which helps it's now 100,000 users create healthy, plant-based recipes using only available ingredients at home.

  • 💪 KOS raises $2.1M to further expand U.S. distribution of their plant-based protein powder and chewable products

  • 🍲Northfork raises $1.1M for its white-label platform that helps retailers to create shoppable recipes.

From microalgae infused water to plant-based shrimp

Meet this week top 5 product featured on FoodHack Discovery:

1️⃣ WaterFUL: refreshing, nutritious drink brewed with microalgae.
2️⃣ Oba! Glace: 100% plant-based ice-cream, distributed in eco-cups.
3️⃣ Plant Based Seafood co.: healthy, plant-based shrimps.
4️⃣ Fungtn Beer: the UK's first adaptogenic alcohol-free beer.
5️⃣ Teff Chips: healthy, gluten-free snacks based on ancient grain teff.

Have a product you'd like to get featured? Fill out the form here🔍

Jobs

  • Marketing Manager: Love mushrooms as much as you love marketing? Mushlabs, the biotech startup creating sustainable food is hiring.
  • (Senior) Back-End Developer: This fast-growing baby food business is on the lookout for a senior developer that can amplify their impact.
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager: If you're a natural schmoozer who's passionate about the future of plant-based meat - this is for you.

View more jobs or list your own here.

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Written by
Arman Anatürk

Lived across North America, Europe and Asia, leading to my questionable cooking style. Jumped two feet forward into the startup world in 2013, and haven't looked back since. Always on the hunt for the next story or inside scoop to cover - email me or connect on LinkedIn.

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Find yourself a comfortable seat, slice yourself some watermelon ham, and pour up a glass of adaptogenic beer, it's time to catch up on This Week In Food as the plant-based sector exchanges blows.

In the latest episode of The Secret Sauce, I chat with Redbull employee #15 and founder of Focus Water, Leif Langenskiöld, about his colorful and completely unexpected journey through the beverage industry and what he's been up to since selling his company.

Hungry? How about some cricket couscous, black ant guacamole and bumblebee ice cream or maybe some protein-packed crisps or macaroons. Our latest FoodHack+ Trends deep-dive takes a look at the $112 million global market of edible insects.

p.s. Join FoodHack as our analyst / editor. Apply before September 3rd.

The Digest

😬 PR backfire: Lightlife calls on Impossible & Beyond to make cleaner plant-based foods, they both hit back, and the industry calls out Lightlife - you're not so perfect yourself.

🛵 Big leagues: A few days after a controversial entrance into the DAX 30 club, Delivery Hero shows it can play in the big leagues with a $360m acquisition of Dubai-based Insta-shop in a bid to expand to the Middle East.

🦓 Conservationists rejoice: Sydney-based food tech company Vow is using cellular ag technology to grow unconventional exotic animal meat products such as tortoise, kangaroo, zebra and yak. Dive deeper: with our FoodHack+ Trends report on cell-based meat.

🛒 Here comes Amazon: Three years after it acquired Whole Foods Market, Amazon is planning to disrupt the grocery industry once again, this time with its first stand-alone supermarket - Fresh. Combining elements of micro-fulfillment, contactless features, highly personalized service, and more, all into one store.

🍖 Legacy Meat 2.0: For the first time in its 186-year history, the German sausage manufacturer generates more sales with its vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives than with its classic cold cuts or sausages. Article in German but worth the Google translate.

☕️ Coffee at risk: Take a pause from your morning brew to watch this Vox video about the effect climate change is having on coffee farmers all around the world and their harvests.

🤷‍♂️ Hemp-Meat? We have peas, beans and soy-based meats so is it time for hemp to join the club?

🦮 Cultured Chicken: for your furry friend. Biotech company Bond Pet Foods have said to create the worlds first cultured chicken meat protein for pet food applications, using a one-time blood sample – in this case, from a heritage hen named Inga 🐔

🌳 Bought a forest, like you do: Brewdog, the Scottish brewery and PR masterminds that can turn a joke into a product launch have just bought a forest. Why? The company plans to restore the forest in the Scottish Highlands, planting a million trees over the next two years to help sequester their carbon footprint.

🍔 Beyond, Delivered. Beyond Meat launches their DTC platform with 2 day home delivery across 48 states in the US.

🍄 Sprouting on social: Why are mushrooms taking over your social media feed, your medicine cabinet, and soon, your closet?

🌱'Huge victory' for vegan dairy brand Miyoko's who are now allowed to use the 'Butter' label on their product after winning a legal battle against the State of California.

👅 It's ***** licking good KFC to suspend 'It's Finger Lickin' Good' slogan over COVID-19 hygiene concerns. What a time to be alive.

👀 One to watch: Growth serum - a key part of bringing down the costs of cell-based meats from say a $3,000 'chicken' nugget to a more reasonable $30 nugget. The team at Future Fields claims to have developed a cell growth medium 1,000x cheaper than existing solutions which would have companies like Shiok Meat, Finless Foods, Memphis Meats and others lining up.

📈What's up: Ghost Kitchens. While restaurants struggle, the order-in market is booming — and it’s feeding a new industry. "The epitome of 2020 has to be the sight of a shuttered, upscale French restaurant being repurposed to cook breakfast burritos, pastrami reubens, and Danny Trejo's tacos for delivery."

📉 Whats down: Craft distillers lost 41% of their sales, or $700 million in revenue, due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the sales loss, nearly 31% of the industry’s employee base have been furloughed. The drop in sales is attributable to the shutdown of on-premise sales and tasting rooms.

👋 Join us at one of the FoodHack meetups in Zurich, Berlin, Basel - or launch a chapter in your city to bring your local foodtech community together.

New in Funding

  • 🍸 Drizly raises $50M as e-commerce alcohol delivery surges. The alcohol delivery platform said it has grown more than 350% compared to 2019, while "achieving sustained profitability.

  • 🤖 Pudu Robotics raises $15M for their self-driving restaurant server robots that are equipped with racks of trays that can shuttle plates of food and empty dishes to and from the kitchen.

  • 🍔 Starfield raises $10M in funding, becoming China’s fastest-growing plant-based brand.

  • ❄️ Sol Cuisine raises $10M to expand its line of Canadian born Canadian plant-based frozen food further Into U.S.

  • 🍫 Clio raises $8M, known for its chilled, chocolate-covered Greek yogurt bars, the company has thrived in the past year with sales doubling.

  • 👩‍🌾 Barn2Door raises $6M as demand rises for its software used by farmers to sell food online.

  • Plant Jammer, raises $4.7m from investors including Dr. Oetker and Miele Venture Capital. The Danish company offers a "digital chef" app which helps it's now 100,000 users create healthy, plant-based recipes using only available ingredients at home.

  • 💪 KOS raises $2.1M to further expand U.S. distribution of their plant-based protein powder and chewable products

  • 🍲Northfork raises $1.1M for its white-label platform that helps retailers to create shoppable recipes.

From microalgae infused water to plant-based shrimp

Meet this week top 5 product featured on FoodHack Discovery:

1️⃣ WaterFUL: refreshing, nutritious drink brewed with microalgae.
2️⃣ Oba! Glace: 100% plant-based ice-cream, distributed in eco-cups.
3️⃣ Plant Based Seafood co.: healthy, plant-based shrimps.
4️⃣ Fungtn Beer: the UK's first adaptogenic alcohol-free beer.
5️⃣ Teff Chips: healthy, gluten-free snacks based on ancient grain teff.

Have a product you'd like to get featured? Fill out the form here🔍

Jobs

  • Marketing Manager: Love mushrooms as much as you love marketing? Mushlabs, the biotech startup creating sustainable food is hiring.
  • (Senior) Back-End Developer: This fast-growing baby food business is on the lookout for a senior developer that can amplify their impact.
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager: If you're a natural schmoozer who's passionate about the future of plant-based meat - this is for you.

View more jobs or list your own here.

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Find yourself a comfortable seat, slice yourself some watermelon ham, and pour up a glass of adaptogenic beer, it's time to catch up on This Week In Food as the plant-based sector exchanges blows.

In the latest episode of The Secret Sauce, I chat with Redbull employee #15 and founder of Focus Water, Leif Langenskiöld, about his colorful and completely unexpected journey through the beverage industry and what he's been up to since selling his company.

Hungry? How about some cricket couscous, black ant guacamole and bumblebee ice cream or maybe some protein-packed crisps or macaroons. Our latest FoodHack+ Trends deep-dive takes a look at the $112 million global market of edible insects.

p.s. Join FoodHack as our analyst / editor. Apply before September 3rd.

The Digest

😬 PR backfire: Lightlife calls on Impossible & Beyond to make cleaner plant-based foods, they both hit back, and the industry calls out Lightlife - you're not so perfect yourself.

🛵 Big leagues: A few days after a controversial entrance into the DAX 30 club, Delivery Hero shows it can play in the big leagues with a $360m acquisition of Dubai-based Insta-shop in a bid to expand to the Middle East.

🦓 Conservationists rejoice: Sydney-based food tech company Vow is using cellular ag technology to grow unconventional exotic animal meat products such as tortoise, kangaroo, zebra and yak. Dive deeper: with our FoodHack+ Trends report on cell-based meat.

🛒 Here comes Amazon: Three years after it acquired Whole Foods Market, Amazon is planning to disrupt the grocery industry once again, this time with its first stand-alone supermarket - Fresh. Combining elements of micro-fulfillment, contactless features, highly personalized service, and more, all into one store.

🍖 Legacy Meat 2.0: For the first time in its 186-year history, the German sausage manufacturer generates more sales with its vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives than with its classic cold cuts or sausages. Article in German but worth the Google translate.

☕️ Coffee at risk: Take a pause from your morning brew to watch this Vox video about the effect climate change is having on coffee farmers all around the world and their harvests.

🤷‍♂️ Hemp-Meat? We have peas, beans and soy-based meats so is it time for hemp to join the club?

🦮 Cultured Chicken: for your furry friend. Biotech company Bond Pet Foods have said to create the worlds first cultured chicken meat protein for pet food applications, using a one-time blood sample – in this case, from a heritage hen named Inga 🐔

🌳 Bought a forest, like you do: Brewdog, the Scottish brewery and PR masterminds that can turn a joke into a product launch have just bought a forest. Why? The company plans to restore the forest in the Scottish Highlands, planting a million trees over the next two years to help sequester their carbon footprint.

🍔 Beyond, Delivered. Beyond Meat launches their DTC platform with 2 day home delivery across 48 states in the US.

🍄 Sprouting on social: Why are mushrooms taking over your social media feed, your medicine cabinet, and soon, your closet?

🌱'Huge victory' for vegan dairy brand Miyoko's who are now allowed to use the 'Butter' label on their product after winning a legal battle against the State of California.

👅 It's ***** licking good KFC to suspend 'It's Finger Lickin' Good' slogan over COVID-19 hygiene concerns. What a time to be alive.

👀 One to watch: Growth serum - a key part of bringing down the costs of cell-based meats from say a $3,000 'chicken' nugget to a more reasonable $30 nugget. The team at Future Fields claims to have developed a cell growth medium 1,000x cheaper than existing solutions which would have companies like Shiok Meat, Finless Foods, Memphis Meats and others lining up.

📈What's up: Ghost Kitchens. While restaurants struggle, the order-in market is booming — and it’s feeding a new industry. "The epitome of 2020 has to be the sight of a shuttered, upscale French restaurant being repurposed to cook breakfast burritos, pastrami reubens, and Danny Trejo's tacos for delivery."

📉 Whats down: Craft distillers lost 41% of their sales, or $700 million in revenue, due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the sales loss, nearly 31% of the industry’s employee base have been furloughed. The drop in sales is attributable to the shutdown of on-premise sales and tasting rooms.

👋 Join us at one of the FoodHack meetups in Zurich, Berlin, Basel - or launch a chapter in your city to bring your local foodtech community together.

New in Funding

  • 🍸 Drizly raises $50M as e-commerce alcohol delivery surges. The alcohol delivery platform said it has grown more than 350% compared to 2019, while "achieving sustained profitability.

  • 🤖 Pudu Robotics raises $15M for their self-driving restaurant server robots that are equipped with racks of trays that can shuttle plates of food and empty dishes to and from the kitchen.

  • 🍔 Starfield raises $10M in funding, becoming China’s fastest-growing plant-based brand.

  • ❄️ Sol Cuisine raises $10M to expand its line of Canadian born Canadian plant-based frozen food further Into U.S.

  • 🍫 Clio raises $8M, known for its chilled, chocolate-covered Greek yogurt bars, the company has thrived in the past year with sales doubling.

  • 👩‍🌾 Barn2Door raises $6M as demand rises for its software used by farmers to sell food online.

  • Plant Jammer, raises $4.7m from investors including Dr. Oetker and Miele Venture Capital. The Danish company offers a "digital chef" app which helps it's now 100,000 users create healthy, plant-based recipes using only available ingredients at home.

  • 💪 KOS raises $2.1M to further expand U.S. distribution of their plant-based protein powder and chewable products

  • 🍲Northfork raises $1.1M for its white-label platform that helps retailers to create shoppable recipes.

From microalgae infused water to plant-based shrimp

Meet this week top 5 product featured on FoodHack Discovery:

1️⃣ WaterFUL: refreshing, nutritious drink brewed with microalgae.
2️⃣ Oba! Glace: 100% plant-based ice-cream, distributed in eco-cups.
3️⃣ Plant Based Seafood co.: healthy, plant-based shrimps.
4️⃣ Fungtn Beer: the UK's first adaptogenic alcohol-free beer.
5️⃣ Teff Chips: healthy, gluten-free snacks based on ancient grain teff.

Have a product you'd like to get featured? Fill out the form here🔍

Jobs

  • Marketing Manager: Love mushrooms as much as you love marketing? Mushlabs, the biotech startup creating sustainable food is hiring.
  • (Senior) Back-End Developer: This fast-growing baby food business is on the lookout for a senior developer that can amplify their impact.
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager: If you're a natural schmoozer who's passionate about the future of plant-based meat - this is for you.

View more jobs or list your own here.

This is a web-version of our weekly This Week In Food newsletter. Subscribe below to receive future editions straight to your inbox.

This is a web-version of our weekly This Week In Food newsletter. Subscribe below to receive future editions box.


Find yourself a comfortable seat, slice yourself some watermelon ham, and pour up a glass of adaptogenic beer, it's time to catch up on This Week In Food as the plant-based sector exchanges blows.

In the latest episode of The Secret Sauce, I chat with Redbull employee #15 and founder of Focus Water, Leif Langenskiöld, about his colorful and completely unexpected journey through the beverage industry and what he's been up to since selling his company.

Hungry? How about some cricket couscous, black ant guacamole and bumblebee ice cream or maybe some protein-packed crisps or macaroons. Our latest FoodHack+ Trends deep-dive takes a look at the $112 million global market of edible insects.

p.s. Join FoodHack as our analyst / editor. Apply before September 3rd.

The Digest

😬 PR backfire: Lightlife calls on Impossible & Beyond to make cleaner plant-based foods, they both hit back, and the industry calls out Lightlife - you're not so perfect yourself.

🛵 Big leagues: A few days after a controversial entrance into the DAX 30 club, Delivery Hero shows it can play in the big leagues with a $360m acquisition of Dubai-based Insta-shop in a bid to expand to the Middle East.

🦓 Conservationists rejoice: Sydney-based food tech company Vow is using cellular ag technology to grow unconventional exotic animal meat products such as tortoise, kangaroo, zebra and yak. Dive deeper: with our FoodHack+ Trends report on cell-based meat.

🛒 Here comes Amazon: Three years after it acquired Whole Foods Market, Amazon is planning to disrupt the grocery industry once again, this time with its first stand-alone supermarket - Fresh. Combining elements of micro-fulfillment, contactless features, highly personalized service, and more, all into one store.

🍖 Legacy Meat 2.0: For the first time in its 186-year history, the German sausage manufacturer generates more sales with its vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives than with its classic cold cuts or sausages. Article in German but worth the Google translate.

☕️ Coffee at risk: Take a pause from your morning brew to watch this Vox video about the effect climate change is having on coffee farmers all around the world and their harvests.

🤷‍♂️ Hemp-Meat? We have peas, beans and soy-based meats so is it time for hemp to join the club?

🦮 Cultured Chicken: for your furry friend. Biotech company Bond Pet Foods have said to create the worlds first cultured chicken meat protein for pet food applications, using a one-time blood sample – in this case, from a heritage hen named Inga 🐔

🌳 Bought a forest, like you do: Brewdog, the Scottish brewery and PR masterminds that can turn a joke into a product launch have just bought a forest. Why? The company plans to restore the forest in the Scottish Highlands, planting a million trees over the next two years to help sequester their carbon footprint.

🍔 Beyond, Delivered. Beyond Meat launches their DTC platform with 2 day home delivery across 48 states in the US.

🍄 Sprouting on social: Why are mushrooms taking over your social media feed, your medicine cabinet, and soon, your closet?

🌱'Huge victory' for vegan dairy brand Miyoko's who are now allowed to use the 'Butter' label on their product after winning a legal battle against the State of California.

👅 It's ***** licking good KFC to suspend 'It's Finger Lickin' Good' slogan over COVID-19 hygiene concerns. What a time to be alive.

👀 One to watch: Growth serum - a key part of bringing down the costs of cell-based meats from say a $3,000 'chicken' nugget to a more reasonable $30 nugget. The team at Future Fields claims to have developed a cell growth medium 1,000x cheaper than existing solutions which would have companies like Shiok Meat, Finless Foods, Memphis Meats and others lining up.

📈What's up: Ghost Kitchens. While restaurants struggle, the order-in market is booming — and it’s feeding a new industry. "The epitome of 2020 has to be the sight of a shuttered, upscale French restaurant being repurposed to cook breakfast burritos, pastrami reubens, and Danny Trejo's tacos for delivery."

📉 Whats down: Craft distillers lost 41% of their sales, or $700 million in revenue, due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the sales loss, nearly 31% of the industry’s employee base have been furloughed. The drop in sales is attributable to the shutdown of on-premise sales and tasting rooms.

👋 Join us at one of the FoodHack meetups in Zurich, Berlin, Basel - or launch a chapter in your city to bring your local foodtech community together.

New in Funding

  • 🍸 Drizly raises $50M as e-commerce alcohol delivery surges. The alcohol delivery platform said it has grown more than 350% compared to 2019, while "achieving sustained profitability.

  • 🤖 Pudu Robotics raises $15M for their self-driving restaurant server robots that are equipped with racks of trays that can shuttle plates of food and empty dishes to and from the kitchen.

  • 🍔 Starfield raises $10M in funding, becoming China’s fastest-growing plant-based brand.

  • ❄️ Sol Cuisine raises $10M to expand its line of Canadian born Canadian plant-based frozen food further Into U.S.

  • 🍫 Clio raises $8M, known for its chilled, chocolate-covered Greek yogurt bars, the company has thrived in the past year with sales doubling.

  • 👩‍🌾 Barn2Door raises $6M as demand rises for its software used by farmers to sell food online.

  • Plant Jammer, raises $4.7m from investors including Dr. Oetker and Miele Venture Capital. The Danish company offers a "digital chef" app which helps it's now 100,000 users create healthy, plant-based recipes using only available ingredients at home.

  • 💪 KOS raises $2.1M to further expand U.S. distribution of their plant-based protein powder and chewable products

  • 🍲Northfork raises $1.1M for its white-label platform that helps retailers to create shoppable recipes.

From microalgae infused water to plant-based shrimp

Meet this week top 5 product featured on FoodHack Discovery:

1️⃣ WaterFUL: refreshing, nutritious drink brewed with microalgae.
2️⃣ Oba! Glace: 100% plant-based ice-cream, distributed in eco-cups.
3️⃣ Plant Based Seafood co.: healthy, plant-based shrimps.
4️⃣ Fungtn Beer: the UK's first adaptogenic alcohol-free beer.
5️⃣ Teff Chips: healthy, gluten-free snacks based on ancient grain teff.

Have a product you'd like to get featured? Fill out the form here🔍

Jobs

  • Marketing Manager: Love mushrooms as much as you love marketing? Mushlabs, the biotech startup creating sustainable food is hiring.
  • (Senior) Back-End Developer: This fast-growing baby food business is on the lookout for a senior developer that can amplify their impact.
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager: If you're a natural schmoozer who's passionate about the future of plant-based meat - this is for you.

View more jobs or list your own here.

This is a web-version of our weekly This Week In Food newsletter. Subscribe below to receive future editions straight to your inbox.