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Japan Authorities To Set Regulatory Standards For Cultivated & Alternative Meat

3 Mins Read Cultivated and other alternative proteins will soon have rules drawn up by Japan’s Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry. The announcement comes as food security concerns continue to loom large amid the coronavirus pandemic, on top of increasing awareness of the unsustainable nature of traditional livestock production.  Reported by The Yomiuri Shimbun in June, Japanese authorities […]

Chinese National Advisory Body: Cell-Based Meat Development Key For Future Food Supply

3 Mins Read In a plenary session between the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC), cell-based meat development was discussed as a major solution to make China’s food supply more sustainable and crisis-resilient. It comes as the country  faces meat shortages and surging prices as livestock diseases continue to haunt the region […]

‘India Smart Protein Innovation Challenge’ To Foster Next-Gen Plant-Based Innovation

3 Mins Read The Good Food Institute (GFI) India, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to supporting the sustainable alternative protein ecosystem, has just created a new project to promote innovation in plant-based and cultivated foods. Called the “India Smart Protein Innovation Challenge”, the programme is open to all students, researchers and entrepreneurs, and will give participants a chance to […]

Study: Indian Consumers Willing To Pay Premium For Alternative Meat

2 Mins Read A new study conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State University reveals that Indian consumers are generally willing to pay extra for plant-based and cell-based meats. Faced with the challenge of feeding an enormous and growing population, which will only be further exacerbated by climate impacts, these findings confirm that alternative proteins have a huge potential […]

Japanese Food Tech IntegriCulture Launches Cultivated Infrastructure Standardisation Framework

3 Mins Read IntegriCulture Inc., a cellular agriculture company based in Japan, has just announced the launch of its new “Uni-CulNet” framework, a standardised cell-based agriculture infrastructure system. The two-pronged framework will involve a cultivated food tech enterprise solutions pipeline on the one hand, and a consortium scheme on the other, which promotes the joint development of technical […]

Scientists Awarded US$4 Million For Research Into Plant-Based & Cultivated Meat

3 Mins Read The world’s top scientists have just been awarded US$4 million for research into plant-based and cultivated meat. The prize was given by the Good Food Institute (GFI) Competitive Grant Program to 21 scientists from 9 different countries, and aims to help overcome the crucial challenges lying ahead to scale-up and improve the alternative protein industry. […]

Memphis Meats Secures US$161M Series B, Largest Funding Round In Cultivated Meat History Industry

4 Mins Read California-based food tech startup Memphis Meats has just completed a historic US$161 million Series B round of funding, which attracted investment from big institutional names Softbank, Temasek and Norwest Venture Partners. The milestone infusion of capital, which is greater than all of the publicly disclosed investment into the cultivated meat industry so far, is an […]

Green Queen 2020 Trend Predictions: Say Hello To Cultivated Everything – The Rise Of Slaughter-Free

2 Mins Read We’ve got two words: cultivated everything. Sure, we’ve been keeping you up to date on cultivated shrimp to lab-grown steak. And that trend will continue- expect loads more slaughter-free food made from cells. But we’re talking about everything from cultivated lab-grown breast milk, to lab-grown textiles. The space is booming with innovation – last year […]

INTERVIEW: GFI’s Bruce Friedrich On Working To End Industrial Animal Agriculture “Let’s Give Consumers What They Want”

16 Mins Read Bruce Friedrich, the executive director and co-founder of the Good Food Institute (GFI) is responsible for some of the most iconic plant-based startups that have disrupted the global understanding and perception of vegan meat. A former animal activist who has been at the helm of show-stopping animal welfare campaigns with PETA, Bruce is now at […]