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Novel Cell Ag Tech: Tokyo Scientists Develop New Process To Culture ‘Millimetre-Sized Chunks Of Meat’

4 Mins Read Researchers from the University of Tokyo have come up with a novel way to cultivate “millimetre-sized chunks of meat” by stacking and fusing together cultured beef cells. Their innovation marks another step forward in the race to develop sustainable cell-based proteins that resemble whole muscle cuts of animal meat without the need for slaughter.  In […]

Food Safety & Nutrition Top Motivators For Chinese Consumers To Adopt Cell-Based Meat, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Food safety concerns and nutrition will be the key drivers Chinese consumers to adopt cell-based products, a new consumer attitudes survey finds. Ethical and environmental advantages of cultured meats, on the other hand, fare lower on the list of priorities. The research sheds light on the potential marketing strategies that would be effective for alternative […]

Cultivated Meat Has 92% Lower Climate Impact & Will Reach Price Parity By 2030, Says New Research

5 Mins Read The far reduced climate impact of cell-based meat has been revealed in a new first-of-a-kind life cycle assessment published by the alternative protein nonprofit Good Food Institute (GFI), showcasing that proteins cultivated directly from cells can save up to 92% of greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to other environmental savings. In a separate analysis, the […]

Aleph Farms Partners With Food Giant BRF To Launch Cultivated Meat In Brazil

4 Mins Read Israeli food tech Aleph Farms has announced a new partnership with Brazilian food conglomerate BRF, who owns the likes of Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy, to bring cell-based meat to Brazil. The new collaboration between the two firms will involve co-developing and producing cultivated proteins using Aleph Farms’ patented technology, coming shortly after a similar agreement […]

Exclusive: Over 78% Singaporean Consumers Willing To Try Cell-Based Seafood, Survey Finds

5 Mins Read More than three-quarters of consumers in Singapore are open to trying cultured seafood, a recent survey finds, with the primary motivations being sustainability, curiosity in the novel protein, and health and food safety concerns. The research, originally conducted by cell-based food tech Shiok Meats for internal purposes, has been shared exclusively with Green Queen Media […]

Future Fields Bags US$2.2M To Deliver Low-Cost FBS-Free Growth Media & Scale Cell-Based Meat

4 Mins Read Future Fields, the Y Combinator-backed Canadian startup creating custom growth media for the cultivated protein industry, has announced the closing of a US$2.2 million seed funding round. The firm also revealed that it has shipped out its first proprietary FGF2 growth factor protein, which does not require non-slaughter-free fetal bovine serum (FBS), to cell-based meat […]

Hoxton Farms Bags US$3.75M To ‘Bring Back Fat’ By Cultivating It From Animal Cells

3 Mins Read London-based biotech startup Hoxton Farms has raised £2.7 million (approx. US$3.75 million) in a seed funding round for its cultivated fat technology. Using cell biology and mathematical modelling, the company grows a slaughter-free and sustainable “better kind of fat” directly from animal cells in bioreactors. Hoxton Farms says their cultivated fat ingredients will help elevate […]

Aleph Farms & Technion Debut World’s First Cell-Based Ribeye Steak Prototype

3 Mins Read Israeli food tech Aleph Farms and its research partner Technion of the Israel Institute of Technology, has successfully revealed the world’s first cultivated ribeye steak. The prototype uses 3D bioprinting technology and is grown directly from the cells of cows, without any GMOs or cell immortalisation.  Developed with research partner Technion, Aleph Farms has debuted […]

CellulaREvolution Bags US$1.37 Million To Scale Continuous Cell Culturing Tech System

3 Mins Read British biotech CellulaREvolution has recently raised £1 million (US$1.37 million) to further accelerate its cell culture technology. Unlike traditional batch technologies in the sector, the startup has developed a continuous cell culture system that enables high yields at greater cost efficiencies, which has opportunities for large scale applications in the cultivated meat industry.  CellulaREvolution, a […]

Swiss Startup Mirai Foods Bags US$2.4M To Bring GMO-Free Cultured Meat To Europe

3 Mins Read Mirai Foods, the only cultivated meat player in Switzerland so far, has announced the closing of a US$2.4 million seed funding round. The Zürich-based startup says the investment will help accelerate R&D, develop its first commercial product and ultimately bring its GMO-free cultured proteins to market in Europe.  Mirai Foods announced last Tuesday (January 25) […]

This Cultured Meat Startup Is Making Animal-Free Food For Your Pets

3 Mins Read While people around the world are getting excited about trying cultivated meats for the first time in the near future, this startup is thinking about offering this experience to your pets. Based in Philadelphia, Because Animals is a biotech working on developing animal-free pet food using cell-based technology, and have already managed to produce the […]

Spanish Food Tech Novameat 3D Prints The ‘World’s Biggest Cell-Based Meat Prototype’

4 Mins Read Novameat has developed what it bills as the “world’s biggest cell-based meat prototype” to date, the Spanish food tech revealed in a recent interview. Speaking to FoodNavigator, Novameat’s founder and CEO Giuseppe Scionti says that the firm’s ability to 3D print whole cut meats could present a “complete gamechanger” to disrupt the unsustainable meat industry.  […]

Exclusive: Seoul Startup DaNAgreen’s Affordable 3D Scaffolds Enables Large-Scale Cultured Meat Production

3 Mins Read Seoul-based startup DaNAgreen, who originally developed its proprietary scaffold that helps cells grow into a 3D structure for biomedical applications, is now making cultured meat its mission. Adapting its initial scaffolding dubbed Protinet for cell-based meat production, the startup says it can now be produced “at a price a thousand times cheaper than the original”, […]

Spain’s BioTech Foods To Lead US$6.3M Government-Backed Cultured Meat Project

3 Mins Read Spanish startup BioTech Foods will be leading a new government-backed project that will see ten research institutions and seven organisations come together to make meat directly from animal cells. The aim of the project is to develop healthier and more sustainable alternative proteins, including research into cultured meat that could prevent colon cancer and high […]

BlueNalu Nets US$60M In Record-Breaking Cell-Based Seafood Funding Round

4 Mins Read Cell-based food tech BlueNalu has closed US$60 million in convertible note financing, in what is the largest funding round to date for the cultivated seafood industry. The food tech says that the capital will be used to fund its first commercial pilot facility to produce seafood directly from fish cells and accelerate its go-to-market plans […]

Singapore Regulators Urge Cell-Based Startups To Apply Early For Approval

3 Mins Read Following the issuance of the world’s first regulatory approval of cell-based meat, Singapore authorities are now encouraging cultured meat makers to apply early for regulatory approval. With the priority on ensuring safety, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) says that firms should start the regulatory process as early as possible, so as to allow for ample […]

DiverseFarm: Japanese Michelin-Starred Chef Launches New Cell-Based Meat Venture

3 Mins Read Renowned chef Shimamura Masaharu of Michelin-starred Osaka restaurant Unkaku has launched DiverseFarm, a partner venture with Tokyo-based cellular agriculture company TissueByNet. The startup will bring together Masaharu’s culinary expertise and TissueByNet’s food science know-how to offer an entire menu of cultured meat delicacies, from deep-fried cell-based duck to steamed cultivated chicken and aemono.  A collaboration […]