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Brevel Nets $8.4 Million For Food System Disruption With New Microalgae Alt-Protein 

4 Mins Read Israel’s Brevel has closed a successful seed funding round, scooping $8.4 million during the raise. Participating investors included FoodHack, Good Startup VC, Tet Ventures and Nevateam Ventures, amongst others. Grants were also awarded by the E.U.’s Horizon 2020 programme and Israel’s Innovation Authority. The cash injection will be used to construct a pilot production plant. […]

BioMeat And The Volcani Institute Launch E-FISHient To Develop Cultivated Tilapia

3 Mins Read Israel’s E-FISHient Protein is a joint startup project between BioMeat and The Volcani Institute that aims to develop, produce and market cultivated tilapia fish meat, using non-animal serums. Such serums are being considered for commercial sale, if they prove effective. BioMeat will act as controlling partner in the arangement, snaring 76 percent of E-Fishient’s share […]

Wanda Fish Nets Exclusive Collaborative Working Agreement With Massachusett’s Tufts University 

4 Mins Read Israeli food tech startup Wanda Fish has signed two agreements with private research facility Tufts University. Working under a licensing agreement, Wanda will gain exclusive access to IP surrounding cultivated fish development, as created by David Kaplan. A leader in cellular agriculture, Kaplan works at Tufts as a senior researcher. Wanda will support a two-year […]

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods And Israel’s Future Meat Partner To Create Cultivated Products In Asia

3 Mins Read Bangkok’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has announced its new partnership with Israel’s Future Meat. The partnership brings together one of the world’s largest agro-industrial food conglomerates and a leader in the cultivated meat scene. The two will co-create a line of hybrid cultivated meat aimed squarely at the Asian market.  CPF will leverage its reach […]

Rapid DNA Analysis System Being Developed To Audit Processed Vegan Foods

3 Mins Read Cross-contamination is a big concern for allergy sufferers, as well as vegans. With numerous companies producing ‘fully vegan’ products, EthiChain developed technology that could put such claims to the test. It has done so to heighten transparency and integrity in the food chain, citing ‘food fraud’ as a global concern. Food fraud undermines consumer confidence, […]

Natalie Portman Backs Tender Food In $12 Million Seed Round For Vegan Whole-Cut Meats

4 Mins Read Boston-founded plant-based meat startup Tender Food has closed a $12 million seed round. The round was led by Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital. Former investor Rhapsody Venture Partners participated alongside activist and actor Natalie Portman, who recently backed French alt bacon maker La Vie. The startup, founded last year by Harvard engineers, is looking to scale […]

Meet The Vegan Fishmongers: The Rising Tide of Plant-Based Seafood

7 Mins Read Vegan seafood is on the rise — but what’s behind its growth, and who are the key players? And are plant-based seafood whole-cuts a reality? If you look at the myriads of lists forecasting vegan trends in 2022, plant-based seafood appears on virtually all of them. According to the Good Food Institute, alternative seafood received […]

Plantish Nets $12.45 Million, Alt Seafood’s Largest Seed To Scale Ultra-Realistic Salmon

4 Mins Read Israel’s Plantish has announced the completion of a record-breaking seed round. The plant-based seafood developer scooped $12.45 million, one month after showcasing its hyper-realistic fish analogue across social media channels, which the company claimed was the world’s first vegan whole cut salmon fillet. The round was led by State of Mind Ventures, with Pitango, TechAviv […]

Israel’s Alt Protein Sector Saw 450% Increase In Investments In 2021, Says New Report

5 Mins Read Israel’s alternative protein sector has experienced its biggest investment year on record, according to a new report. Industry startup raised $623 million last year, a 450 percent increase from 2020’s $114 million. The jump secured Israel the second spot on the global investment leaderboard. New Good Food Institute Israel (GFI Israel) data highlights growth across […]

This Food Tech Is Making Smoked Vegan Salmon From Spirulina Algae

3 Mins Read Israeli’s SimpliiGood has revealed that it has successfully prototyped a smoked salmon analogue made purely from spirulina algae. The development is cited as being the first of its kind. The company already produces products including meat substitutes, drinks and ice cream. This will represent its first foray into alt-seafood, a globally growing sector. A prototype, […]

New APAC Cellular Agriculture Coalition Aims To ‘Foster A Harmonized Industry’ Ahead Of Commercialization

3 Mins Read The APAC Society for Cellular Agriculture (APAC-SCA) announced its launch this week as a new coalition with a mission to offer member companies developing cultivated meat and seafood access to shared information. Its key priorities include interacting with consumers, building knowledge and acceptance and developing straightforward regulatory frameworks. In a joint statement by APAC-SCA’s management committee, […]

SuperMeat Announces New Partnership With Ajinomoto To Accelerate Cultivated Meat Commercialisation

4 Mins Read Israeli foodtech SuperMeat, whose cultivated chicken a food expert called indistinguishable from the animal version, has announced a strategic partnership with Japanese food giant Ajinomoto. The two plan to work together to speed up and improve the development of cultivated meat products. This marks Ajinomoto’s first move into cellular agriculture, with the biotech investing in […]

Stämm Biotech Secures $17 Million For Desktop Sized Bioreactors

4 Mins Read Buenos Aires-based Stämm Biotech recently closed a $17 million Series A round to scale its 3-D printing bioreactors aimed at the global cultivated meat sector. This brings the startup’s funding to $20 million. The new investment will be used to double the company’s headcount and refine its micro-fluidic bioreactor developments. The smaller bioreactors could reduce […]

Israel’s Wilk Technologies Earns U.S. Patent Approval For Cultivated Breast and Animal Milk Processes

3 Mins Read U.S. patent approval has been granted to Israel’s Wilk Technologies for its proprietary procedures and technology associated with milk cultivation. The company, formerly known as BioMilk, holds the patent exclusively and it covers both animal and breastmilk production. The startup is in the process of developing methodologies for commercial-scale sustainable milk manufacturing.  Wilk aims to […]