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Impossible Foods Founder Says Cell-Based Is ‘Never Going To Be A Thing’, JUST CEO Counters With ‘North Of 15 Years’ Timeline

3 Mins Read At the recent Smart Kitchen Summit (SKS) held virtually this year and hosted by food tech news The Spoon, the founders of two of the world’s most recognisable alternative protein startups didn’t hold back in a showcase of their difference of opinions when it came to the future of cell-based meat. While Impossible Foods founder […]

EU Awards First-Ever Public Funding For Cell-Based Meat Project

3 Mins Read A cultured meat research consortium project called Meat4All has just been awarded a €2.7 million (US$3.16 million) grant under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R&D funding programme. It marks the first cell-based meat project to receive public funding from the EU, a major indicator of the bloc’s recognition of the solution that the sector holds […]

Q&A w/ BVeg Foods: “We Want To Become An End-To-End Solution Provider For The Plant-Based Industry”

9 Mins Read BVeg Foods aims to become a trusted and high quality co-manufacturer and distributor for plant-based meats both locally and globally as they building ecosystem fundamentals in India by addressing white space opportunities. By: The Good Food Institute India Innovation Specialist Shardul Dabir If the global plant-based foods industry is going to continue growing at its […]

Iceland Co Using Barley To Make Affordable Growth Factors For Cell-Based Meat

3 Mins Read From cultivated seafood to beef and even exotic meats such as kangaroo, food techs have managed to develop all kinds of cell-based proteins. But many face one key obstacle in the race to slash costs and bring these products to market – affordable growth factors. Now, Iceland’s ORF Genetics is developing bio-risk-free growth factors for […]

Cell-Based Pioneer Mosa Meat Closes US$55 Series B Round

3 Mins Read Mosa Meat, the Dutch company behind the world’s first cell-based beef burger which the startup debuted in 2013, has just announced the closing of a US$55 million Series B round. The company will be using the capital injection to develop an industrial production line and expand its team, bringing it one step closer towards commercialisation.  […]

Wildtype: Cell-Based Sushi-Grade Salmon Startup Now Taking Pre-Orders From Chefs

3 Mins Read Wildtype, a cell-based food tech, is starting to take pre-orders from chefs as it looks for partners to feature their cultivated sushi-grade salmon on menus. While the San Francisco-based startup is still a while away from fully launching its product, it says its releasing the news that they’ve developed the next iteration of its cruelty-free […]

Cultivated Meat Research At UC Davis Awarded US$3.5M U.S. Government Grant

3 Mins Read The National Science Foundation (NSF) in the U.S. has just awarded UC Davis a US$3.5 million five-year grant for cultivated meat research, marking the first major government grant in the country for research into cellular agriculture for more sustainable protein production. The project will see researchers from multiple disciplines come together to develop new potential […]

Mzansi Meat: Africa’s First Cell-Based Meat Startup

3 Mins Read Founded this year, South Africa-based Mzansi Meat Co. is the first cell-based food tech to arrive in the continent. Using cellular agriculture technology, the company hopes to produce cruelty-free cell-cultured protein products, including products that are specifically tailored for traditional African dishes, from braai to shisanyama.  Earlier this year in March, Jayson Van Der Walt […]

IntegriCulture Gets US$2.2M Government Grant To Build Cell-Ag Facility

2 Mins Read Japanese food tech IntegriCulture Inc. has been awarded a ¥240 million (US$2.2 million) grant from the government’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to build its commercial cellular agriculture facility. Constructing its commercial bioreactor will mark a huge step forward in the company’s goal to launch its first publicly available cultivated product.  The grant money […]

Australian Food Tech Vow Trials Cell-Cultured Exotic Meat With Famed Chef Neil Perry

4 Mins Read Sydney-based food tech Vow has recently served up its cell-based exotic meats in a trial with famed Australian chef Neil Perry. Six different animal species were selected for the trial, from kangaroo to alpaca, representing the first culinary demonstration of the startup’s multi-species cultivated exotic meats platform.  Vow, a food tech developing meat directly from […]

Kangaroo & Zebra Meat? This Australian Food Tech Is Developing Cell-Cultured Exotic Animal Meats

4 Mins Read Sydney-based food tech Vow is ramping up innovation in the cell-based meat industry by developing cultured versions of unconventional exotic animal meats. Unlike many other cultivated meat startups that are working on creating steak, chicken and seafood using cellular agriculture, Vow is dedicated to using the technology to grow products such as tortoise, kangaroo, zebra […]

GFI Launches New Data Navigation Tool To Support Alt Seafood Innovation

2 Mins Read Good Food Institute’s (GFI) has recently launched PISCES, a new data navigation tool that aims to serve as a one-stop resource for researchers and food tech startups pursuing plant-based and cultivated seafood alternatives. It is created by the GFI’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SSI), an initiative to accelerate innovation and commercialisation of sustainable, ethical, safe and […]

Q&A: ‘Meat The Future’ Documentary Director Liz Marshall On The Revolutionary Promise Of Cell-Based Protein

8 Mins Read Award-winning Canadian filmmaker and director Liz Marshall is all about making “character-driven documentaries” and her latest production, which recently streamed at Toronto’s online version of its Hot Docs festival and which Variety calls “a substance-over-style doc that manages the rare trick of being at once dry and rather engrossing”, she takes on the story of […]

Hong Kong & Asian Investors Jump On First Lever VC Asia Alt Protein Fund

3 Mins Read Hong Kong and New York-based alternative protein venture capital fund Lever VC has announced the first close of its Fund I, which is dedicated to investing in early stage plant-based and cell-based protein food tech. Of the US$23 million in committed capital, around 70% came from Hong Kong and Asian family offices, signalling that investors […]

Mission Barns To Start Taste Tests Of Its Cell-Based Bacon & Pork Fat

3 Mins Read Berkeley, California-based food tech Mission Barns is planning to start tastings of its cell-based bacon and pork fat this month. The startup is now discussing partnerships with leading food companies to use its cultured animal fat, grown in bioreactors using its proprietary technology, with plant-based components to create “hybrid” alternative meats that are cruelty-free and […]

6 Ways KFC Became The Fast Food Giant That Embraced Alt Protein

3 Mins Read From dishing out plant-based chicken nuggets to participating in a 100% meat-free week movement, KFC is quickly making a name for itself as the restaurant chain that is embracing alternative proteins. As consumer demand for more sustainable, safer and healthier options grows, the fast food giant is taking the lead to ignite much needed change […]

Australian Startup Cass Materials Develops Nata De Coco Scaffold For Cultivated Protein

3 Mins Read Perth-based startup Cass Materials has recently developed a new edible scaffold, which can be used by cellular agriculture food techs to manufacture cultivated proteins. The company’s biodegradable scaffolding, which is derived from nata de coco, can provide the matrix for animal cells to grow around, making it a suitable replacement for gelatin-based fibres that many […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Raises US$91.3M To Replace Animal Gelatin In Cosmetics & Food

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has announced the closing of a US$91.3 million Series B financing round, which will go towards accelerating its animal-free ingredient platform. The startup cultivates its sustainable “designer proteins” that can be used to replace animal products in multiple consumer goods segments, from food to cosmetics.  The funding round was led by London-based […]