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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 […]

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 […]

Alt Protein Startups MycoTechnology & BlueNalu Take Home Top Prizes In Radicle Protein Challenge

3 Mins Read MycoTechnology and BlueNalu have been named winner and runner-up of the Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta, bagging home US$1 million and US$250,000 in investment respectively. The challenge was launched by California-based VC Radicle Growth and ChemChina-owned Swiss agri-tech Syngenta Group to search for food techs who are transforming the future of protein.  Competing against more […]

Australian Cell-Based Crayfish Research Project Secures Seed Grant From New Harvest

2 Mins Read New York-based cellular agriculture research institute New Harvest has just welcomed a new research fellow, Lisa Musgrove, who is investigating crayfish growth factors and cell-culture. Musgrove is an aquaculture researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and represents the first Australian to receive seed grant money from New Harvest.  Musgrove will be using […]

GFI APAC Asian Summit On Alternative Proteins Unites Industry Online For Sector Deep Dive

4 Mins Read The Good Food Institute Asia-Pacific (GFI APAC), the Asia branch of the global nonprofit advocating for and supporting the alternative protein ecosystem, recently hosted its inaugural virtual event. Called the Asia Summit on Alternative Proteins (ASAP), the two-day event took a deep dive into the alternative protein industry in Asia, from scientific and regulatory developments […]

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 […]