Browsing tag

cultivated meat

This German Startup Has Made A Slaughter-Free Schnitzel To Break With Convention But Maintain Tradition

3 Mins Read Alife Foods has unveiled its first cultivated meat prototype, a schnitzel (breaded cutlet) made in collaboration with LabFarmFoods and the Fuchs Group. The product is currently undergoing taste trials and sensory evaluations. The company hopes to present a fully realised prototype to investors by year-end and become known as the ‘cultured schnitzel company’ after releasing […]

The Netherlands Edges Closer to Cultivated Meat Approval With Samples Now Legalised

4 Mins Read The Netherlands’ House of Representatives has just passed a motion to make cultivated meat samples legal. Dutch cell-based startups have heralded the move as significant progress towards regulatory approval. The D66 and VVD democratic political parties proposed the motion. Formal acceptance of cultivated technology in the Netherlands adds pressure on other countries to define their […]

Singaporeans More Open To Cultivated Meat Than The US Consumers, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Singaporeans are more accepting of cultivated meats than their U.S. counterparts. The finding comes from a study conducted by the Singapore Management University (SMU). Data points to a correlation between social image and acceptance of new technologies with Singaporeans seemingly motivated to eat certain foods for a positive social image.  Links to ‘kiasu-ism’ were made, […]

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 […]

Asian Food & Biotech Giant Joins Forces With Korean Startup To Build Cultivated Meat Cell Line Production

4 Mins Read One of Asia’s largest food and biotech companies, CJ CheilJedang, is entering the cultivated meat industry in partnership with KCell Biosciences, a startup focused on cell culture media. The companies will construct a cell culture media facility in Busan, South Korea, later this year. When completed, the location will offer the largest capacity for cell […]

Upside Foods Opens Its Doors for ‘EPIC’ Consumer Tours About The Future Of Meat

3 Mins Read California’s Upside Foods, which has pioneered cultivated meat in the U.S, has announced that it is inviting consumers to tour around its Engineering, Production, and Innovation Center (EPIC) in Emeryville as a way to educate the public about its products. Cellular agriculture alternatives to conventional meat remains shrouded in mystery for many and Upside hopes […]

Eat Just Partners With Singapore Hawkers To Bring Heritage And The Future Of Food Together

3 Mins Read Eat Just has announced a significant first: over the weekend, the company partnered with chefs at iconic Singaporean hawker stalls to launch dishes made with cultivated GOOD Meat chicken products across the island nation. Select hawkers will alternate approximately every two months for limited runs.  The first Eat Just collaboration was with Loo’s Hainanese Curry […]

Aleph Farms Moves To New Premises To Scale Cultivated “Thin-Cut’ Beef Steak Prototypes

3 Mins Read Israel’s Aleph Farms has announced that it has relocated to new 65,000 square foot headquarters in Rehovot, which will allow the cultivated meat company to increase production by six-fold. Production of thin-cut beef steaks will be the initial focus.  An onsite R&D centre is now being planned, to continue developing market-leading technology. International marketing and […]

5 Cultivated Meat Companies Pushing For U.S. Launch in 2022

4 Mins Read A number of companies are further along in the development process for cultivated meat than ever before. These innovators are leading the charge to gain U.S. regulatory approvals. Singapore is currently the only country to have granted regulatory approval for the commercial sale of cultivated meat products, with U.S.-based Eat Just receiving the go-ahead for […]

Space F Claims Korea’s First Cultivated Chicken And Beef Prototypes Alongside New Pork 2.0

3 Mins Read After pioneering cultivated pork in March 2021, South Korean cellular agriculture startup Space F has unveiled a host of new innovation including an upgraded version of its existing cultivated pork prototype, a brand new cultivated beef prototype, presented as meatballs and a patty and their first cultivated chicken fillets and nuggets. The newly improved cultivated […]

Why Vegetarian Singer Sia Is Excited About The Meat Industry

5 Mins Read Singer and songwriter Sia took to Fortune this week to share her thoughts on the food system, and why as a vegetarian, she’s excited about the future of the meat industry. “I’ve always loved animals, ever since I can remember,” Sia, whose full name is Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, wrote in the op-ed on Fortune. […]

Food Security, Climate Resiliency & Improved Nutrition: Why India Needs Cultivated Meat

3 Mins Read A new joint report from business technology outfit CIIE.Co and the Good Food Institute (GFI) claims that cultivated meat could radically transform India’s food system. Stronger national food security, a more climate resilient food supply chai and reliable nutrition were all cited as major reasons why. The caveat? The report states that without significant government […]

China’s 5-Year Agricultural Plan To Include Cultivated Meat and ‘Future Foods’ For The First Time

4 Mins Read China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has published its eagerly awaited national plan. Acting as a blueprint for future developments, innovations and national economic strength, the plan has specifically included cultivated meat and ‘future foods’ as sectors to actively participate in.  Long-term goals as directed by China’s political leaders, are supported by the agricultural […]

IntegriCulture Nets $7 Million To Develop Open Source Cellular Agriculture Infrastructure Platform

3 Mins Read Japanese foodtech IntegriCuture has closed a Series B funding round with $7 million successfully raised. The investment will go into the development of affordable growth mediums, plus other tech solutions for the cultivated meat sector. The company plans to make developments open source in a bid to accelerate widespread progress and commercialisation.  To date, IntegriCulture […]

As Regulations Gets Closer, Upside Foods Acquires Cultivated Seafood Company Cultured Decadence

4 Mins Read California’s cultivated meat trailblazer Upside Foods has announced its acquisition of cultivated seafood Cultured Decadence. The Wisconsin-based cultivated seafood company will bring high-impact seafood products to the Upside portfolio. Combined capabilities and technical specificity will speed production. Cultured Decadence will adopt Upside’s brand name but remain in the Midwest as a production hub. Cultured Decadence […]

Cultivated Meat Passes Blind Taste Test With Flying Colours: ‘An Important Moment in the History of Humankind”

4 Mins Read Cultivated meat brand SuperMeat has held a blind taste testing event at its in-house Tel Aviv restaurant, The Chicken. Among the samplers was highly respected Israeli taster and Master Chef judge Michal Ansky. Highly confident in her ability to identify the real chicken, Ansky grows visibly less certain as the test progresses. She is eventually […]

Why Pearlita Foods Set Out to Make the First Cultivated Oyster Meat

4 Mins Read Are lab-grown oysters coming to a plate near you? That’s the hope for Nikita Michelsen and marine biologist Joey Peters, the co-founders behind the cultivated oyster meat seafood startup, Pearlita Foods. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based startup is working to develop cultivated oysters—Pearlita says it’s the first cultivated meat company to tackle oysters. It’s received funding […]

How Mosa Meat Ditched Fetal Bovine Serum and Bioengineering In Its Cultivated Meat

3 Mins Read Leading cultivated meat brand Mosa Meat has made public how it replaced the controversial growth medium, fetal bovine serum, without genetically altering cells. The findings are published in the journal Nature Food. “Today, we are excited to share that we have published a peer-reviewed article in Nature Food which reveals how we achieve muscle differentiation […]