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Lypid Debuts Pork Belly Made With Patented PhytoFat

3 Mins Read Taiwanese-U.S. food-tech company Lypid unveiled vegan pork belly made from its patented PhytoFat at the recent Future Food-Tech summit held in San Francisco earlier this month. The product ist the first release of Lypid’s upcoming line of plant-based products. According to Dr. Jen-Yu Huang, Lypid’s co-founder and CEO, there is a lack of solid, whole-cut […]

The White House Issues Guidelines to ‘Harness the Full Potential and Power of Biotechnology’

3 Mins Read The Biden-Harris Administration revealed new priorities detailed in a report last week that will trigger actions to advance American biotechnology and biomanufacturing. The move follows an Executive Order signed by President Biden last September aimed at advancing biotechnology and biomanufacturing innovation. The goals aim to enhance America’s bioeconomy, restore local supply chains, and support the […]

Exclusive: Former Outcast Foods CEO Darren Burke Named In Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination On The Basis Of Sex

7 Mins Read Canadian foodtech entrepreneur Marissa Bronfman says that after being recruited as co-founder for a new biotech mycelium fermentation company, she was subjected to a sexist work environment and was terminated by former Outcast Foods CEO Darren Burke for requesting that he hire a female scientist. Earlier this week, Green Queen received a PDF copy of […]

ChickP Debuts Cream Cheese and Cheddar Made From Chickpeas

2 Mins Read Israel-based food tech start-up, ChickP Protein, Ltd., has developed a chickpea isolate that can be used in making plant-based cheese. ChickP says its prototypes for chickpea-based cream cheese and firm cheddar cheese match the appearance and flavor of conventional cheese. Chickpea cheese “Flexitarians dominate the consumer market for dairy alternatives,” Liat Lachish Levy, CEO of […]

1999 To 2023: Expo West Then and Now

12 Mins Read I made my first visit to Expo West in 1999. More than two decades later, I take a look back. The way things change over time is fascinating. Watch any movie from the 1940s and you may find yourself astounded that people who look not so different from us today, lived completely different lives less […]

Malaysia Gets Its First Cultivated Meat Facility

3 Mins Read Slated to launch in Q4 2024, Cell AgriTech says its first cultivated meat production facility will also be Malaysia’s first. Cell AgriTech says it plans to be in full production by spring of 2025, pending regulatory approval for cultivated meat. The company made the factory announcement during the first Malaysia Cultivated Meat Conference held at […]

Cocoon Bioscience Raises €15 Million for Its Caterpillar Bioreactors

3 Mins Read Spain-based Cocoon Bioscience has closed a €15 million equity funding round to scale its looper moth-based tech, including the development of a new production facility in Spain. The new funding for the biotech startup spin-off of biotech company Algenex was led by Columbus Venture Partners and Cleon Capital with participation from Viscofan, and North South Ventures, […]

Oatly Snaps Up $425 Million In Fresh Funds and European McDonald’s Deal

3 Mins Read Following a string of quarterly losses, Sweden-based Oatly has raised $425 million in new funds to continue its expansion, that now includes a deal with McDonald’s. In a statement last week, Oatly Group AB said the $425 million comes in a deal with hedge fund Silver Point Capital LP for $125 million in a guaranteed […]

Miyoko Schinner Countersues Miyoko’s Alleging Sexism Led to Her Dismissal

3 Mins Read Ousted vegan cheesemaker and founder of Miyoko’s Creamery, Miyoko Schinner files countersuit against her former employer. Following her dismissal last June and the official public announcement that went viral last month, Miyoko Schinner, founder of vegan dairy brand Miyoko’s Creamery, has filed a countersuit against her former company, alleging that she was forced out after […]

Jimi Biotech Debuts China’s First Cultivated Chicken

3 Mins Read The innovation and AI-driven Jimi Biotech has presented the first fully developed cultivated meat in China. China-based Jimi Biotech has achieved a major milestone in cultivated meat by developing what it says is the country’s first 100 percent cell-based meat. The product is created entirely from animal cells without any plant scaffolding. Zhehou Cao, CEO […]

Ever After Foods Unveils a Novel Bioreactor Platform to Scale Cultivated Meat

3 Mins Read Israel-based food tech innovator Ever After Foods has launched its patented bioreactor platform for producing cultivated meat. Backed by Israel’s largest food producer, the Tnuva Group, Ever After Foods has developed what it says is the first production platform that can bring cultivated meat to the mass market at scale. The achievement comes by way […]

PoLoPo Raises $1.75 Million In Seed Funding For Potato Protein

3 Mins Read Israel-based startup PoLoPo has secured $1.75 million in a Pre-Seed funding round for its molecular farming potato-based technology. PoLoPo’s new funding was led by FoodLabs with participation from CPT Capital, Siddhi Capital, Plug and Play Ventures, Milk & Honey Ventures, and HackCapital. The funding will support PoLoPo’s technology platform, starting with replicating ovalbumin, the protein […]

TurtleTree Debuts Its Fermentation-Derived Animal-Free ‘Pink Gold’ Lactoferrin

3 Mins Read TurtleTree, a global leader in animal-free functional dairy proteins, has announced the launch of the world’s first precision fermentation-derived lactoferrin. Known as “pink gold” for its high value and iron-rich pink hue, Singapore-based TurtleTree debuted the fermented animal-free LF+ product at an exclusive tasting event in San Francisco this week. LF+ is considered a highly […]

Getting Cultivated Meat To Scale Is Key If Australia Is To Protect Itself Against Climate-Related Food Shortages

5 Mins Read By Bianca Lê, Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne; Technical Strategy and Growth Manager at Mission Barns; and Board Director, Cellular Agriculture Australia. It didn’t get much attention when US President Joe Biden launched a biomanufacturing initiative last September. But it should have. Biomanufacturing is about harnessing nature’s factories – cells – to make just about anything. That […]

77% of Consumers Will Try Precision Fermentation Once They Understand the Benefits, Survey Finds

3 Mins Read A new white paper released by the Hartman Group in partnership with precision fermentation leaders Perfect Day and Cargill takes the pulse on consumer attitudes toward food technology, chiefly precision fermentation. Entitled “Fermenting the Future: The Growing Opportunity for Products Made with Precision Fermentation,” the paper measures current consumer perceptions of food and technology. More […]