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New Report Reveals the Untapped Potential of Mung Beans for Alternative Proteins
How to unlock the potential of what it describes as “one of Asia’s most underutilised crops.”
Alternative protein is booming in Asia because it meets a genuine need
Year over year, investments into APAC-based alternative protein companies increased by 43 per cent, reaching US$562 million in 2022. Remarkably, in some categories like cultivated foods—grown directly from animal cells, rather than raising chickens or pigs—regional investments not only surpassed the previous year, but all past years combined.
Chinese investors taste opportunity in alternative protein sector, driving sixfold funding increase in 2022
Investments into alternative-protein companies in China rose more than sixfold in 2022, showing strong market interest as Beijing encourages innovation to enhance food security and curb greenhouse-gas emissions in support of its 2060 carbon-neutrality goal.
Defying economic headwinds, APAC alt protein investments soared in 2022
New analysis released today by the Good Food Institute APAC shows that investments into alternative protein companies in Asia Pacific rose substantially from 2021 to 2022 in all three pillars of alternative proteins: plant-based, fermentation, and cultivated.
Eat Just receives approval from SFA to produce serum-free cultivated meat
Californian startup Eat Just has received approval from the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to produce serum-free cultivated meat, a move that would see its laboratory-made chicken produced more cheaply and sustainably.
Asia can satisfy the world’s growing appetite for meat by investing in alternative proteins
Analysis by the Good Food Institute APAC has shown that building enough plant-based meat mega-factories to satisfy even 6 percent of the global meat demand in 2030 will require up to US$27 billion – a conservative estimate – of cumulative capital expenditure investment.
Foods Produced from Animal Cells: What’s in a Name?
We are still at the early stage of cell-based food technologies and now is the time to ask ourselves: what’s in a name? The answer will have far-reaching implications and will help educate consumers to better understand the nature of these new foods.
Skill shortage threatens Asia’s ‘future food’ ambitions
Rapidly scaling up sustainable food production across Asia will require training a new generation of alt protein scientists and engineers—starting now!
I Tried Lab-Grown Chicken. It’s a Convincing Alternative to the Real Deal
And yet as a global population, reducing our meat consumption is something we need to consider, especially in Europe and North America, if we are to make vital reductions in the emission of greenhouse gases – production of meat is a hefty contributor.
Singapore Wants to Sell the World on Cell-Cultured Seafood
“Of the top 10 countries that eat the most fish, seven of them are in Asia, creating an ocean of opportunity for alternative seafood producers,” says GFI APAC Managing Director Mirte Gosker.