The leading consumer goods producer behind Domestos bleach, Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is to embark on a new venture, bringing plant-based meat products to market.
Unilever will announce today that it is partnering with Enough, the food-tech company formerly known as 3F Bio, to use a zero-waste fermentation process to grow a high-quality protein, produced by feeding fungi renewable feedstock such as wheat and corn.
The global meat-free sector is experiencing huge growth as people around the world become more conscious of the impact of animal products on their health and the planet. Recent estimates suggest the global meat-free sector will hit $290 billion in 2035.
The venture with Enough will come under Unilever’s meat-alternative brand, The Vegetarian Butcher, which grew