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Eat Just Makes First-Ever Commercial Sale Of Cultured Meat In Singapore

4 Mins Read Shortly after winning the race to become the first to gain regulatory approval for cultured meat in Singapore, Eat Just has announced that it has now made the world’s first-ever commercial sale of cell-based meat for human consumption to a restaurant in Singapore. The restaurant, 1880, will be launching Eat Just’s cultivated chicken on Saturday […]

French Startup Core Biogenesis Secures US$3.1M To Scale Growth Factors For Cell-Based Meat

3 Mins Read French startup Core Biogenesis has raised €2.6 million (US$3.16 million) in seed financing, which will go towards accelerating production of its cost-efficient growth factors for applications in both cell therapy and the development of cultivated meat. The startup, currently with the Paris-based incubator Station F, says it will work towards producing its first samples and […]

Mosa Meat Announces Oversubscribed Series B To US$75M After Second Close

3 Mins Read Mosa Meat, the Dutch company behind the world’s first cell-based beef burger which the startup debuted in 2013, has announced the second closing of its Series B financing with US$20 million to bring its total amount raised in this round to US$75 million. Welcoming new global partners on board, the food tech says it will […]

Israel’s Prime Minister Tries Aleph Farms Cultivated Steak & Pledges Government Support For Cell-Based Meat

4 Mins Read Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tasted cultivated steak developed by food tech Aleph Farms, becoming the first head of a government to do so. The taste test was a part of Netanyahu’s national policy plan to propel Israel as a leader in alternative protein and pledged  to support the country’s fast-growing industry.  Israel’s prime […]

French Ag Minister Tweets France Will Not Support Cell-Based Meat Despite Rising Consumer Acceptance

4 Mins Read French agricultural minister Julien Denormandie has made a controversial comment suggesting that France will not agree to the commercialisation of cultivated meat, despite rising consumer acceptance driven by greater awareness of the health, sustainability and food security advantages of cell-based proteins. Alternative protein experts have criticised the minister’s remarks, emphasising the need to transform the […]

Hong Kong’s Avant Meats Closes US$3.1M Seed Round To Commercialise Cultivated Fish In 2021

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Avant Meats, the city’s only startup working on cell-based protein, has just closed a US$3.1 million seed funding round. Avant received backing from prominent regional and international investors, including the chairman of the world’s largest responsible tilapia producer. The food tech says that the financing will help accelerate its scale-up plans towards the […]

World’s Biggest Meat Trade Show Adds Alternative Proteins To Its Focus

3 Mins Read The world’s leading trade show for the meat industry, the International Trade Fair for the Meat Industry (IFFA), has announced that it will broaden its base to include alternative proteins in its coming edition planned for 2022. It marks the first time plant-based and cell-based meat and the technology behind it will be featured in […]

Australia’s Alt Protein Sector Poised For Exceptional Growth Thanks To Homegrown Superstars

4 Mins Read Australia is no exception to the global plant-based trend in recent years, with the movement only picking up pace since the coronavirus pandemic with consumers increasingly shifting away from conventional meat amid headlines of virus-ridden abattoirs. And as the demand continues to grow, homegrown startups are taking on the challenge to innovate new products that […]

Hong Kong’s Avant Meats Debuts Asia’s First Cultivated Fish Fillet

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cell-based food tech Avant Meats has just unveiled its cultivated fish fillet in a regional first. The cultured fish fillet grown by the startup has been showcased in a cooking demonstration led by the city’s renowned private chef and culinary expert Chef Eddy in a fried fillet burger.  Announcing the news on Wednesday […]

Cultivated Meat Investor Agronomics Raises US$13.2M In Oversubscribed Equity Round

3 Mins Read Agronomics, a U.K.-based investment company focused on cultivated meat and alternative proteins, has completed an oversubscribed equity fundraise of £10.0 million (US$13.2 million). The capital will go towards supporting the company’s existing portfolio, which includes BlueNalu, Mosa Meat, Bond Pet Foods and Shiok Meats, as well as investing in new opportunities in the fast-growing alternative […]

Just Launched Jellatech To Create Sustainable, Animal-Free Collagen & Gelatin

3 Mins Read Launched this month, Jellatech is a new biotech startup specialising in creating animal-free and slaughter-free collagen and gelatin by growing cells in a bioreactor. The company says that its ingredients will be purer, safer and more sustainable than its conventionally-made counterparts, and can be applied to remove animals from multiple supply chains, from the food […]

World’s First Cell-Based IPO? Bioprinted Cultivated Meat Firm Meat-Tech 3D Secures US$7M Funding, Submits Listing Registration

3 Mins Read Israeli food tech Meat-Tech 3D, a developer of 3D bioprinted cultivated meat, has just announced a US$7 million funding round with participation from institutional and private investors. It comes shortly after the firm teased at becoming the first cell-based company to go public in the U.S., revealing it has submitted a draft registration statement to […]

World First: You Can Now Taste Cell-Based Chicken At This Tel Aviv Restaurant

3 Mins Read You can now taste meat grown directly from chicken cells in Tel Aviv, thanks to Israeli startup SuperMeat who has opened their brand new restaurant test kitchen The Chicken. Offering their crispy cultured chicken fillet for customers to try, the restaurant represents a first-of-its-kind dining experience that seeks to normalise cell-based meats and bring it […]

Cell-Based Meat Maker Aleph Farms Launches Space Program To Grow Steaks On Mars

3 Mins Read Israeli food tech Aleph Farms has recently announced the launch of its new program to produce its cultivated meat in outer space. Called “Aleph Zero”, the project will see the company collaborate with space agencies to bring local production of cultivated meat in remote extraterrestrial environments, from the Moon to Mars. Aleph Farms, the Rehovot-based […]

Alt Protein Expert & IndieBio CSO Says ‘Lab-Grown Meat Is Scaling Like The Internet’

3 Mins Read Lab-grown meat is scaling like the internet, in the words of Ron Shigeta. He’s the co-founder of science accelerator IndieBio, former chief scientific officer of plant-based pet food brand Wild Earth, current resident scientist of early-stage startup venture capital Babel Ventures and consultant for Clara Foods, the fermentation company creating eggs without chickens – just […]

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 […]