The cultivated meat industry in APAC needs to focus on localisation and realistic pricing strategies to avoid repeating past alternative protein ‘pitfalls’, says pioneer Aleph Farms.
Cultivated meat is one of the most advanced alternative protein production techniques being researched in the food industry today, and is expected to take roughly another decade before really coming into its own as an alternative to meat.
Not only oats: Singapore’s noomoo wants to become Asia’s ‘first’ all-encompassing plant-based dairy alternative brand
Singapore-based plant-based brand noomoo says it wants to be the ‘first’ Asia brand with an ‘all-encompassing’ range of products across plant types and categories, while focusing on B2B and online sales before expanding into physical retail channels.
Launched in January, noomoo is banking on “variety, flexibility and adaptability” to bridge existing gaps in Asia-Pacific’s plant-based dairy alternative (PBDA) market.
Nissin has committed to further product development plans for instant noodles using alternative proteins, after a first launch featuring plant-based ‘eel’ was well received in Japan.
The Japanese cup noodles specialist launched its first plant-based product, “kabayaki” grilled eel, in Japan in conjunction with the country’s Day of Ox commemoration a few months ago.
Last box to check: Regulatory approval delay remains final hurdle for commercialisation – Singapore cricket-protein manufacturer
Singapore start-up Altimate Nutrition has developed a range of cricket-based products that are ready for mass manufacturing and distribution, except that it continues to be hindered by regulatory approval delays.
Following a public consultation exercise last year, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced in April that 16 species of insects, including crickets and silkworms, will be approved for human consumption — subject to food safety requirements — in the second half of the year.
Start-up up hails 3D food printing 'the tech of the future' after ‘world first’ salmon filet launch
Austrian food-tech startup Revo Foods has unveiled what it claims is the first 3D printed product available in a supermarket worldwide.
The start-up already makes plant-based seafood such as smoked salmon, and salmon and tuna spreads. Its first whole-cut vegan salmon filet is made from algae, pea protein and mycoprotein from Swedish company Mycorena.