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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 […]

Q&A With Myoworks: “In India The Transformation Will Be From Butcher To Cell-Lab & Beyond”

8 Mins Read Indian entrepreneurs like Myoworks Co-Founder Shubhankar Takle can power the country’s cultivated meat transformation. By: Good Food Institute India innovation specialist Nicole Rocque and Shardul Dabir As the global alternative protein sector continues to go from strength to strength, what’s perhaps most exciting to us across GFI’s network of nonprofits is the emergence of ‘tools’ […]

Higher Steaks Makes World’s First Cell-Based Pork Belly

3 Mins Read United Kingdom-based food tech Higher Steaks recently announced that it has developed the world’s first lab-grown pork belly prototypes and the second cell-based bacon (Mission Barns unveiled the first earlier this year). Using a hybrid technique, which combines both animal cells and plant-based proteins and fats, Higher Steaks’ success in creating the first cultivated samples […]

KFC To 3D Bioprint Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets In Russia

3 Mins Read KFC has announced that it will partner with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinted lab-grown chicken. It is a part of the global fast food giant’s aggressive strategy towards alternative protein in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed the dangers and unsustainable nature of the meat industry.  Slated to debut […]

Barcelona’s Cubiq Foods Is Cultivating Omega-3 Smart Fats For Alternative Meat

3 Mins Read Cubiq Foods is a Barcelona-based startup developing cultivated fats for alternative protein products. While many food techs are working on cell-based meats, Cubiq Foods is focused on cultivating healthier “smart” omega-3-rich structured fats, oils and other fatty emulsions for use in these new proteins. It hopes to be able to replace common saturated fats, such […]

TurtleTree Labs Awarded S$1M By Temasek Foundation For Lab-Grown Milk From All Mammals

3 Mins Read Singapore-based startup TurtleTree Labs has recently been awarded S$1 million (US$718,800) by Temasek Foundation after winning The Liberty Challenge 2020. The prize money will help the company develop a pilot product in Singapore and to scale-up its biotechnology solution for slaughter-free lab-grown milk with full functionality from all mammals.  The challenge, which was presented by […]

New Free 5-Day Cellular Agriculture Course To Teach The Future Of Protein

3 Mins Read A new online guided course on cellular agriculture is now available for free, containing concise introductory information and insights into the emerging food technology that represents one of the most crucial solutions to our unsustainable food system. As it stands, our global food system simply cannot meet the challenges of feeding a world of 10 […]

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 […]

Singapore FoodTech Raises US$3.2M Seed To Scale Lab-Grown Breast Milk, Green Monday Backs Startup

4 Mins Read Singapore-based biotechnology startup TurtleTree Labs has just announced fresh funding from global investors, including Hong Kong’s Green Monday Ventures, the investment arm of plant-based disruptor Green Monday. The company is the one of the first in the world to develop cultivated milk without the need of animals and is focusing on high-value, nutritionally-matched human breast […]

‘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 […]

10 Reasons Why Cultivated Meat Is The Future Of Protein: The Case For Lab-Grown

8 Mins Read Lab-grown, cultured, cell-based – all these terms refer to cultivated meat, whereby animal flesh or byproducts are produced without any animal killing. And no, we aren’t talking about plant-based alternatives such as Beyond Meat or Omnipork. We’re talking about actual animal flesh grown inside bioreactors using cellular agriculture and tissue engineering instead of traditional animal […]

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. […]

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 […]