Tech innovation to further fuel plant-based boom, claims Planted after successful fund raise

The Swiss company has just successfully closed its Series B financing round of CHF70 million francs (EUR71 million). The round was led by L Catterton, the largest global private equity firm in the consumer goods sector. Planted currently produces alternative chicken pieces, pulled pork and kebab meat, and breaded schnitzel available at 4,200 retailers and … Read more

Pets living in households with COVID-19 are high likely to seroconvert and become ill

In a recent study published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseasesresearchers investigated whether pet dogs and cats in the households of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-infected humans were at risk of infection. Study: Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs. Image Credit: Sharomka/Shutterstock Studies have demonstrated that several species … Read more

A Quick Guide to Dog Food (Especially Protein)

PETS & ANIMALS — Dog food protein is essential to your dog and dogs require more protein than humans. Interestingly enough, protein hasn’t always been the focus of dog food. Wikipedia has several examples from the 1800s that show a focus on cheese, milk, buttermilk, oats, barley-meal, potatoes, and animal fat in dog food. Image … Read more

a new hypoallergenic protein source?

A boarded dermatologist breaks down the current state of research on insect-based diets Content submitted by Thrive Pet Healthcare, a dvm360® Strategic Alliance Partner While the consumption of insects is widely practiced in certain parts of the world such as Africa, South America, and Asia, it is not as commonplace in Westernized countries such as … Read more

How to Add Protein to Your Emergency Food Storage Plan

A food storage pantry stocked with rice and canned vegetables is still incomplete if it doesn’t contain enough protein to maintain your health and the health of your loved ones. Unfortunately, it’s possible to become malnourished on the typical food storage checklist found on many survival and prepper websites if it doesn’t contain enough essential … Read more

Soy cheese a promising plant-based alternative – Singapore partnership

Republic Polytechnic (RP) and VC subsidiary SoiLabs would then commercialize the products in sliced, cream and soup formats to markets across the region and beyond. SoiLabs is a firm under Hafnium Ventures, the foodtech arm of investment firm Hafnium Hafaway. Hafnium Ventures and RP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently, with the former injecting … Read more

Investigating an effective linear deoxyribonucleic acid COVID-19 vaccine option for domestic cats

In a recent article posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, investigators studied a linear deoxyribonucleic acid (linDNA) severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine option in felines. Study: A linear DNA vaccine candidate encoding the SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Binding Domain elicits protective immunity in domestic cats. Image Credit: Karrrtinki/Shutterstock Background SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus disease 2019 … Read more

Angie’s Tempeh strives for 10% share in US$4.5bn world tempeh market

Armed with the two strategies in mind, the brand aims for a 10% slice of the global tempeh market estimated to be worth US$4.53bn. It is also simultaneously strategising its South East Asian market expansion by 2027. Domestically, the brand seeks to enter major supermarkets with various convenience foods such as ready-to-eat (RTE) chips and … Read more