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Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is a former freelance writer at Green Queen Media. She is the co-founder of Ethos, the first digital and luxury e-commerce platform focused on personal and planetary sustainability.

CellX, China’s Most Funded Cellular Agriculture Startup Lands $6.5M in Series A+ Round

3 Mins Read China’s cultivated meat front-runner, CellX, has successfully procured $6.5M in a Series A+ funding round. Shanghai-based CellX’s new funding comes by way of a collection of strategic investors. The funding propels CellX toward the pilot-scale production of its cultivated meat products. To date, the company’s funding totals over $20 million — making it China’s highest-funded […]

A Joint Venture Between APAC-SCA and JACA Will Boost Japan’s Cellular Agriculture Industry

3 Mins Read The Asia-Pacific Society for Cellular Agriculture (APAC-SCA) and the Japan Association for Cellular Agriculture (JACA) have solidified a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The new MoU aims to boost the growth of cellular agriculture across Japan and the broader Asia-Pacific area. “Establishing long-lasting ties with key stakeholders and other associations regionally and globally […]

New Research Dishes On Ways Restaurants Can Increase Orders of Lower Emission Foods

2 Mins Read A new meta-analysis explores how restaurants can get patrons to order lower-emission food. In a climate increasingly fraught with urgency, the microscope is on consumer behaviors, particularly food choices, which generate about 34 percent of worldwide greenhouse emissions, according to new research. The findings A new meta-analysis, published in the journal Appetite, looked at 83 […]

The World’s First Gelato Made Out Of Captured Carbon Debuts in Singapore

3 Mins Read Singaporeans will have a chance to try the world’s first gelato made from air at the restaurant Fico. Developed by Finnish food tech company Solar Foods, the new dessert is made using ingredients derived from air. Last September, Solar Foods obtained regulatory approval from Singapore to sell Solein — its revolutionary microbial protein. The public […]

With Help From Jaguar Land Rover, Uncaged Innovations Raises $2 Million for Bio-Based Leather

3 Mins Read Uncaged Innovations, a biomaterials startup focused on sustainable leather alternatives, has raised $2 million in a Pre-Seed funding round. Uncaged’s funding comes from investors, including InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) investment arm. Other mission-driven funds and syndicates striving to replace the use of animals in supply chains participated in the round, including VegInvest, Stray […]

Breaking: Upside Foods, Eat Just Earn USDA Label Approval for Cultivated Meat: ‘A Major Step Forward’

3 Mins Read California’s Upside Foods earns USDA label approval for its cultivated meat just days after Eat Just earned the same clearance for its cultivated chicken, bringing cell-based meat one step closer to American plates. The label approval for Upside Foods’ cell-cultivated chicken came on Monday, the company said in a statement. The USDA approval follows its […]

Impossible Foods’ New Ads Will Make You Want to Switch Up Your Meat

3 Mins Read It’s the Summer of Impossible according to a stellar new ad campaign for Impossible Foods from Terry Crews’ Super Serious creative agency. No one wants summer to end and Impossible Foods is making that known even before the season is officially underway next week. The Bay Area vegan meat company debuted its new ad campaign […]

Climax Foods Debuts ‘World’s First’ Plant Casein: ‘One of the Most Important Scientific Breakthroughs’

4 Mins Read AI food tech startup, the Bay-Area-based Climax Foods Inc., has debuted what it says is the world’s first plant-based ingredient that mimics the functionality, flavor, texture, melt, and stretch of the dairy protein casein. The new innovation positions Climax Foods as the plant-based pioneer in successfully reproducing the utility, consistency, and flavor of the primary […]

Vegan Seafood Startup Plantish Rebrands as Oshi As It Eyes Global Market

3 Mins Read Plantish, the innovative Israeli company acclaimed for its cutting-edge plant-based salmon produced via unique, patent-pending additive manufacturing technology, has announced a rebrand to Oshi. Oshi says the renaming event symbolizes a substantial evolution for the brand as it embraces its transition towards becoming a global food entity, readying itself for a U.S. product debut later […]

Can JBS Distance Itself From the ‘Deforestation Beef’ Label With Cultivated Meat and Methane Biogas?

4 Mins Read Brazilian meat processing giant JBS has announced that its first large-scale cultivated meat production plant is in development by its subsidiary, BioTech Foods, located in Spain as it adds methane biodigesters in nine Brazilian cities. JBS, which took a 51 percent controlling stake in BioTech Foods in 2021, says the San Sebastian facility will produce […]

Oatly Launches Vegan Oat Cream Cheese Nationwide: ‘We’re Extremely Excited’

2 Mins Read Oatly, the world’s largest oat milk manufacturer, has announced its vegan cream cheese is now available nationwide in the US. Sweden-based Oatly says its new oat cream cheese innovation was spearheaded by the company’s Philadelphia-based food scientists. Philadelphia is also the name of the top-selling brand of conventional cream cheese. ‘Versatility and opportunity’ “Oatly has […]

ChatGPT Founder-Backed Uncommon Raises $30M In A Series A For RNA-Driven Cultivated Pork

3 Mins Read Uncommon, the Cambridge-based biotech start-up that’s turning cellular innovation into appetizing, environmentally friendly meat products, has secured $30 million in Series A funding. Uncommon’s Series A was led by Balderton Capital and Lowercarbon Capital, with participation from Red Alpine, East Alpha, and previous investors including Max and Sam Altman, of OpenAI and ChatGPT fame, along […]

Meati Foods Scores A Home Run With MLB Hall of Famer Derek Jeter Investment

3 Mins Read Derek Jeter, the former New York Yankee shortstop and Major League Baseball hall of famer, has joined a number of high-profile celebrities backing Colorado’s Meati Foods. Meati Foods isn’t short on capital; the company has raised more than $250 million following its recent Series C funding round. But Jeter’s commitment to Meati Foods stretches beyond […]

Bettaf!sh Launches Vegan Canned Tuna As It Hits A Conservation Milestone

3 Mins Read Honoring World Ocean Day on June 8, alternative seafood start-up Bettaf!sh has unveiled its latest sustainability data, spotlighting strides made through a unique product line centered on seaweed, a regenerative and biodiversity-supporting marine resource. According to Bettaf!sh, its vegan seafood alternatives have prevented 122 tons of tuna and 124 tons of bycatch from being consumed […]

E.U.-Funded Project Proposes Eco-Friendly Dietary Policies

3 Mins Read The Smart Protein project, funded by the E.U., has released a comprehensive document recommending policy measures to transition Europeans towards more environmentally friendly dietary choices. The new Smart Protein report suggests utilizing various policy tools that include the implementation of labels on food items indicating sustainability factors, such as carbon footprint, water consumption, and transportation […]

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Joins Aleph Farms as Investor and Culinary Advisor

3 Mins Read Renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson has made an investment in Aleph Farms, Israel’s leading cellular agriculture company, and will serve as an advisor and launch partner in the United States. The collaboration between Samuelsson and Aleph Farms represents a significant step forward in the pursuit of sustainable and ethical food solutions. As the company continues to […]

LeBron James’ Uninterrupted Backs ‘Game Changers’ Sequel: ‘We Couldn’t Be More Thrilled’

3 Mins Read Uninterrupted, a subsidiary of The SpringHill Company founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, has teamed up with the creators of 2019 ‘s The Game Changers documentary to produce a highly anticipated sequel. The original Game Changers film, directed by Louis Psihoyos, and featured executive producers James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, Chris […]

India’s Shaka Harry Makes Its International Debut In With 15 Plant-Based Products In Singapore

4 Mins Read Leading Indian plant-based protein label Shaka Harry has announced its expansion into Singapore. The expansion marks the company’s first foray into the international market. Shaka Harry is set to introduce 15 innovative products at Mustafa Centre Singapore, a four-level retail hub and iconic shopping mall known for its 24-hour market-style shopping experience. To support the […]

Upstream Foods Says Cultivated Fat Will Help Plant-Based Seafood Market Surge

3 Mins Read When it comes to seafood alternatives, the choices are limited. Dutch start-up Upstream Foods aims to change that by cultivating fat from salmon cells for the plant-based seafood market. The alternative seafood sector has seen significant growth in the U.S., with both dollar and unit sales experiencing a 53 percent increase last year, according to […]