E-commerce is growing and leading the way, and along with it comes the food technology industry worldwide. It is important to mention that food tech startups, in 2020 alone, received $180 billion in funding.
So here’s a look at a decade of Food Tech in Asia:
- Green Culture – Japan (2011)
It is a food technology company that creates meat products of vegetable origin. In addition, their customers have the possibility of purchasing on their website, which makes an easier purchase. Green Culture presents itself as a company that creates the sustainable future that humanity needs, creating products in order to reduce the health and environmental problems caused by meat consumption. With this, they say that people do not have to stop eating meat, but can solve it with technology.
- Barogo – South Korea (2014)
The company offers food delivery and e-commerce services. It has an app where customers can place orders and receive them at home. Barogo claims to offer a new and creative business dynamic, leading in two-wheeler delivery, focusing on connecting the ecosystem, bringing together as many businesses and customers as possible.
- Snackbile – India (2015)
The company produces a wide variety of snacks that are high in fiber and protein, and free of gluten and dairy. Seeing that most of the snacks available were the least healthy, and that the healthy ones were not very accessible, they decided to create products that would maintain your health and were easy to obtain. In addition, through their website their customers can find the products directly.
- Alchemy Foodtech – Singapore (2015)
A food science and technology company, they develop ingredients suitable for diabetics. Among its products is Alchemy Fiber, which is a blend of plant-based ingredients and can be mixed with carbohydrates. Their products help make traditional meal preparations higher in fiber and healthier overall.
- PeAR Technologies – India (2018)
In this company, augmented reality comes to present scaled images of the dish that the customer wants to order in a restaurant. PeAR seeks to reinvent the way orders are taken in restaurants, developing a system where the dish is seen to ensure that it will be the image. They claim that, with their products, restaurants can increase their profits by 20%.
- OmniFoods – Hong Kong (2018)
Its flagship product is Omnipork, a vegan alternative to pork consumption made from pea protein, soy (non-GMO), shiitake mushrooms and rice. The product is free of cholesterol, antibiotics and hormones. The product has reached many restaurants in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and China through e-commerce.
- Avant Meats – Hong Kong (2018)
Using cell biotechnology, the company is developing fish-based products. The company seeks to meet the local demand for seafood products that are largely consumed in traditional Chinese cuisine. This, in addition to addressing unsustainable fishing, makes it possible to know where the food on the customer’s table comes from. Thus, they have managed to transform a fish cell into a fish mass in 6 weeks.
- Hoow foods – Singapore (2018)
It is a company that produces foods and beverages that can help fight diseases caused by metabolic syndrome. They are dedicated to producing a healthier version of foods on the market. RE-Genesys was the name they gave to their patented technology to reformulate foods, trying to maintain their texture and taste.
Aware of the global problem of food waste, Crust Group fights against it by recycling leftover ingredients into beverages. The company has two product lines, one of which is CRUST. This is a line of craft beers made from surplus bread and other ingredients from partner restaurants and hotels. Also, they have CROP, the line of non-alcoholic beverages made from surplus fruit.
- TurtleTree – Singapore (2019)
The company uses cell technology to produce clean, fermented dairy products. They use mammary cells that enable dairy production without animal involvement. TurtleTree strives to create a generation of sustainable foods that are healthier, taste great, and come from ethical and transparent ideas.