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Magic Valley Launches As Australia’s First Cultured Lamb Food Tech

3 Mins Read Australian startup Magic Valley has launched as the first Australian food tech cultivating lamb meat. Based in Melbourne, it wants to be the leading provider of slaughter-free cultured lamb mince, chops, strips and even lamb steaks, grown directly from cells and without the use of FBS or animal-based products. Founded by Paul Bevan, Magic Valley […]

Sejong University Develops South Korea’s First Cultured Pork Prototype, Working On Beef

3 Mins Read Researchers at Sejong University in South Korea say they have developed the country’s first cultured pork prototype. The team, led by Professor Park Sungkwon, is collaborating with Seoul National University and homegrown cultivated meat startup Space F and are planning to commercialise their cell-based technology in the future.  Sejong University’s food science and biotechnology research […]

Mosa Meat: Dutch Pioneer Slashes Animal-Free Fat Medium Costs By Over 65 Times

3 Mins Read Mosa Meat, the Dutch food tech that pioneered the world’s first cell-based beef, has announced a new R&D milestone, reducing its fat medium cost by over 65-times. The company’s “Fat Team” has also ensured that the differentiation media used to cultivate its meat is free from all animal components.  Mosa Meat has successfully reduced its […]

Alternative Protein Industry To Unite For ‘Crystal Ball’ Summit To Talk About ‘Future Of The Protein Aisle’ At New Future Food-Tech Summit

4 Mins Read Bringing together global food leaders and stakeholders, from ingredient suppliers to brands and investors, the upcoming Alternative Proteins Summit hosted by Future Food-Tech is set to “unpack the possibilities” of the industry. Set to take place virtually on June 22-23, conference producer Oliver Katz says the summit will deliver the “crucial conversations we need to […]

MeaTech To Open Pilot Plant In Europe To Produce Cultured Chicken Fat To Enhance Overall Feel Of Meat Alternatives

3 Mins Read After its recent acquisition of Belgian B2B startup Peace of Meat, 3D bioprinted cultivated meat developer MeaTech 3D has revealed its intentions to set up and operate a pilot plant to manufacture cultured chicken fat in Belgium by 2022. Israeli food-tech company Meatech 3D, which works on creating advanced technologies to manufacture cultured meat products will […]

Cell-Cultured Meat Pioneer Memphis Meats Is Now UPSIDE Foods, First Chicken Product To Launch This Year Pending Reg. Approval

4 Mins Read Following news of their historic US$161 million Series B funding round, the food tech startup formerly known as Memphis Meats is making headlines today by officially announcing that chicken will be their first cell-cultured meat product to debut in 2021 pending regulatory approval and that their name is now UPSIDE Foods, which better reflects its mission […]

Q&A w/ CellAgri Founder Ahmed Khan: Can Cell-Based Meat Be Halal?

5 Mins Read Cellular agriculture consultant Ahmed Khan is the founder of CellAgri, a news and market insights company exploring the space and tracking trends and startups. Ahmed is also the author of the first cellular agriculture eBook, ‘An Introduction to Cellular Agriculture,’ and regularly speaks at global industry conferences on the subject. Cell-cultivated meats, dairy and seafood are going to […]

BlueNalu Partners With Mitsubishi & Thai Union To Bring Cell-Cultured Seafood To Asian Markets

4 Mins Read BlueNalu has teamed up with leading Asian seafood giants Thai Union and Mitsubishi Corporation to accelerate the launch of cell-cultured seafood across Asia-Pacific. The move is part of the Californian food tech’s Asia-focused strategy, given the strong potential to disrupt the fast-growing demand for seafood in key populous Asian markets with its sustainable cultivated alternatives.  […]

Alternative Proteins ‘Promise Substantial Disruption’ To Conventional Meat, Report Says

4 Mins Read As alternative proteins scale up and reduce costs, they “promise substantial disruption” to the conventional animal meat market, says a new report. The analysts also pointed to changing regulations and fast-growing consumer adoption as key factors propelling the alternative protein industry, and advised conventional protein producers to “consider a more diverse portfolio” as pressure piles […]

Y Combinator-Backed Orbillion Bio Secures US$5M To Bring Its Cell-Cultured Wagyu Beef, Bison & Sheep To Market

4 Mins Read Female-founded food tech Orbillion Bio recently raised US$5M in its seed round for the development of its cruelty-free lab-grown alternatives to ‘heritage meats’ like wagyu beef, elk, sheep, and American bison. Silicon Valley-based Orbillion Bio closed its oversubscribed round with support from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, biotech industry experts, and European deep tech investors like One […]

Czech Startup Bene Meat Technologies Is Bringing Cultured Meat To Eastern Europe

4 Mins Read While the cell-based protein space has heated up rapidly in Western Europe, the U.S. and Asia-Pacific in recent years, startups tapping cellular agriculture to sustainably produce meat remain few and far between in Central and Eastern Europe. Bene Meat Technologies is changing that. Led by a team of Czech biotechnologists and food scientists, the Prague-based […]

Jellatech Raises US$2M Pre-Seed To Bring Cell-Based Collagen & Gelatin To Market

4 Mins Read Jellatech, the North Carolina-based startup dedicated to developing animal-free collagen and gelatin ingredients, has announced the closing of a US$2 million pre-seed round. The new funds, which come ahead of the launch of its first cell-based ingredient samples, will fuel the company’s continued development of its animal-free products for the F&B, skincare and medical industries. […]

Cultured Decadence Nets US$1.6M Pre-Seed & State Grant To Become First U.S. Cell-Based Shellfish Maker

4 Mins Read Wisconsin-based Cultured Decadence cellular agriculture food tech has bagged US$1.6 million in an oversubscribed pre-seed funding round as well as the first-ever state funding in the industry to bring cell-cultured seafood to market. Currently, the startup stands as the first and only North American firm focused on developing cell-based lobster and shellfish directly from fish […]

Mission Barns Secures US$24M Series A For Cell-Based Fat Pilot Production Plant By Green Monday Ventures & Lever VC Among Others

3 Mins Read Mission Barns, the Silicon Valley food tech cultivating animal fat, has raised US$24 million in a Series A funding round. The fresh capital will fuel its scale up plans and go towards building its Bay Area-based pilot manufacturing facility, with the view to commercialise its cell-based animal fat technology for applications in plant-based alternative proteins.  […]