March 13, 2023
Capacitor reveals the state of global fermentation capacity
By Blue Horizon and Synonym In November 2022, Blue Horizon partnered with Synonym, the Good Food Institute, and the Material Innovation Initiative to release Capacitor (www.capacitor.bio), the world’s first comprehensive and free database of microbial fermentation capacity. One thing led to another – and invaluable data from Capacitor prompted the release of the ‘State of […]
February 11, 2023
Serving Up Breakthrough Innovations in Alternative Seafoods: New School Foods
There is growing acceptance that the conventional fishery and aquaculture industries cannot sustain demand for most seafood products long-term; especially not in an environmentally friendly or ethical way as shown in documentaries like Netflix’s Seaspiracy. One promising solution is making alternative seafood out of plants, algae, and fungi. However, the alternative seafood space is a […]
November 15, 2022
The need for seasoned talent in a maturing alt-protein industry
By Robert Boer, Director at Blue Horizon It’s no secret that the alternative protein industry is predicted to take a serious cut out of big meat’s pie with the likes of KFC and Burger King already adding alternative meat options to their menus. One out of five meals we’ll eat in 2035 will be made […]
October 24, 2022
Plant-based food is the best climate investment!
Yes, that’s right! Investing in alternative proteins has one of the biggest impacts on decarbonization, with the highest CO2e savings per dollar invested of any sector. Directly compared, that is 11 times more greenhouse gas reductions than investments in decarbonization of light road vehicles such as cars.
September 30, 2022
How the newly launched U.S. Bioeconomy Initiative could accelerate the creation of a sustainable food system
At a glance: The U.S. National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative (NBBI) Mid-September 2022, President Biden signed an executive order (EO) to launch a U.S. National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative (NBBI). The NBBI aims to ensure strengthened U.S. supply chains and to drive the U.S. bioeconomy, which is valued currently at nearly one trillion dollars, towards […]
July 12, 2022
Meet QL AG – a ‘Blue Horizon inspired’ startup
Blue Horizon sat down with Esther Pfister, CEO of QL AG, based in Zurich Switzerland, to talk about the goals of the company, the challenges ahead and what we can do to address them. QL AG is a very young startup, only having been incorporated at the beginning of this year. The team around Esther […]
July 8, 2022
The Untapped Climate Opportunity in Alternative Proteins
Our latest research shows that consumers are finding their favorites among alternative proteins already today, and that healthy, tasty products can unlock another wave of adoption. This protein transformation is one of the best tools available to combat the climate crisis.
May 23, 2022
Changing the Food System – Blue Horizon at changeNOW in Paris
ChangeNOW summit is a three-day event that gathers hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, experts and business leaders to discuss how to create positive change for the planet. Blue Horizon’s Lea Bajc participated as a panelist together with Cédric Meston of HappyVore discussing where the bottlenecks are in the industry and why the perfect timing to invest […]
May 18, 2022
Food companies risk USD 295 billion market cap loss due to climate transition
A study conducted by Blue Horizon and MSCI, The Protein Transformation: A Critical Driver of the Net-Zero Economy, indicates that in a 1.5°C climate scenario, food companies not involved in plant-based and alternative proteins could be overvalued putting the industry at risk of a USD 295 billion market-cap loss.
May 11, 2022
Animal Health: Transition to a new Sustainable Food System
The ambition of Blue Horizon’s impact framework for planetary and human health also delivers positive impact for animal health - each of which are often interdependent and considered holistically in our investments to accelerate the transition to a new Sustainable Food System.
May 6, 2022
Creating something special from food waste
Blue Horizon portfolio company Kern Tec announces its Wunderkern brand of oils, confectionaries, and dairy products from upcycled stone fruit pits. Nearly one third of all food grown is wasted. Food waste is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions plus wasted water, land, fertilizer, pesticide, refrigerants, and other valuable components of the food […]
March 22, 2022
Planetary Impact: Transition to a new Sustainable Food System
At the end of last year, COP26 brought the world’s attention to sustainability as policymakers, activists and business leaders gathered in Glasgow for the pivotal climate event amid calls for urgent action.
January 6, 2022
Let’s Address the Cow in the Room!
COP26 took place a few weeks ago in Glasgow and – to my great personal disappointment – the role of food systems in combating climate change was barely even mentioned let alone integrated in the overall agenda.
December 21, 2021
Why we invested in Motif FoodWorks
Disruptive innovators in plant-based food are essential in the fight against global warming, where agriculture accounts for about 10% of greenhouse gas emissions.
December 21, 2021
Food for Thought – The Protein Transformation
In a first-of-its-kind study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Blue Horizon, we show that every tenth portion of meat, eggs, dairy, and seafood eaten around the globe will be made from alternative proteins by 2035!
December 21, 2021
Sustainability and Health Are Taking Over the Frozen Food Aisle
Something has changed in the frozen food aisle. It was not too long ago that the frozen food aisle was synonymous with some of the unhealthiest food choices, such as TV dinner featuring a slab of sodium-laden mystery meat with flavorless vegetables on the side.
December 29, 2020
Looking Ahead to the Future of Food in 2021
2020 has been an unprecedented year. COVID-19 brought uncertainty to countless lives and businesses. I could not be prouder of the progress that has been made here at the LIVEKINDLY Collective.