NEWS COMMENTARY

Cargill establishes joint venture with startup Bflike for its vegan fat and "blood"

Published:
April 29, 2021
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by Thomas Hayes
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Bflike will license its technology for use in plant-based meat and fish alternatives. Details are scarce on what exactly comprises Bflike's technology, but its vegan "blood" is reminiscent of Impossible Foods' fermentation-derived heme. As Cargill builds out a plant protein business, it is exemplifying how to bolt on processing and formulation technologies that help reach "sensorial parity" between animal- and plant-based products. Clients in a similar position as Cargill should do the same.

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