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Mexico’s First Cultured Meat Startup ‘Micro Meat’ Selected for Newchip Accelerator

Micro Meat, a startup funded by Y Combinator in the summer of 2021 and the first startup of its kind from Mexico, announces it has been accepted into Newchip’s renowned global accelerator program. Micro Meat is a “platform that helps businesses grow and thrive by providing them with the resources they need to produce cultivated meat,” co-founded by Anne-Sophie Mertgen, a tissue engineer, and Vincent Pribble, an ex-NASA and Blue …

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Novel Farms Raises $1.4M in Pre-Seed Round for First Marbled Cultivated Pork Loin

Novel Farms, a food technology startup, announces a $1.4M pre-seed funding round and reveals it has created the world’s first marbled cultivated pork loin. According to the startup, its loin showcases the marbling and texture of a real muscle cut, making it one of the few cell-based meat companies to successfully create a structured meat prototype.  Founded in 2020 by Nieves Martinez Marshall, PhD and Michelle Lu, PhD, the company …

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Ivy Farm & BCG Release Report on Cultivated Meat in the UK: “We Need to Act Now to Truly Realise its Full Potential”

A report by Boston Consulting Group and the UK’s first cultivated meat producer Ivy Farm has outlined the ways in which the UK cultivated meat industry could scale up and reach its full potential. It has been estimated that cultivated meat will make up 6% of the global alt-protein market by 2035, but the report suggests that this could be higher in the UK, with a third of British consumers …

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MeaTech 3D Changes Name to Steakholder Foods to “Cultivate New Community of Meat Lovers”

MeaTech 3D Ltd., the first world’s first publicly listed cultivated meat company, announces it is changing its name to Steakholder Foods Ltd. (Nasdaq: STKH.) The new name is intended to reflect the company’s commitment to building a strong community of meat lovers who support changing the world through cultured meat production.  Founded in Israel, Steakholder is a leading innovator in the cultivated meat industry, having developed cutting-edge technology and processes …

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New Zealand Institutes Seek Skilled Scientist for Cell Ag Professorship

New Zealand’s Riddet Institute and AgResearch are collaborating to create a jointly funded cellular agriculture professorship. The position will be based at the Te Ohu Rangahau Kai research facility, which the two entities share. Hosted at Massey University, The Riddet Institute is focused on advanced food research, while AgResearch works in the agri-technology field. The Riddet Institute is already conducting research into cellular agriculture, but through the new professorship, the …

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Meatable Reveals “Groundbreaking” Cultivated Pork Sausages to Hit Shelves by 2025

Leading cultivated meat company Meatable has revealed its pork sausages product for the first time. The cultivated sausage is the first product to be announced by the Dutch company and marks a major breakthrough for its biotechnology, with Meatable expecting to sell its first products to consumers in 2025 – if not sooner. Developing cultivated pork and beef with “groundbreaking” technology, Meatable is on a mission to create real meat …

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Chinese Researchers Develop Method to Accelerate the Commercialisation of Cultivated Meat

Researchers at China’s Tsinghua University and Nanjing Agricultural University have developed a new technology that they believe could speed up the commercialisation of cultivated meat. The technology involves a cell expansion scaffold consisting of a porous 3D gelatin micro-carrier. In experiments, the edible scaffold increased cell expansion by 20 times over the course of a week, compared to under ten times for previous technology. The researchers used the scaffold to …

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European Parliament Holds First Ever Cultivated Meat Debate

On Wednesday July 13, the European Parliament held its first ever cultivated meat debate, organised by MEPs Tilly Metz and Ulrike Müller. The debate was attended by several key players in the field, including representatives from GFI Europe, Cellular Agriculture Europe, Mosa Meat, and CE Delft. Many emphasised the sustainability benefits of cultivated meat, along with the need for more funding. Robert Jones, president of Cellular Agriculture Europe and head …

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MeaTech & Umami Meats to Jointly Develop 3D Printed Cultured Seafood

MeaTech 3D Ltd. announces it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Umami Meats for the joint development of 3D-printed cultured structured seafood.  With this agreement, MeaTech adds seafood to its portfolio of bovine, avian and porcine products under development. Continued success for Umami Singaporean cultivated seafood startup Umami Meats, previously named semi-finalist in the XPRIZE “Feed the Next Billion” competition, aims to help make cultivated seafood less expensive to …

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SCiFi Foods Reveals Major Breakthrough, Achieving 1000X Cost Reduction For Scaled Cultivated Beef

Food tech startup SCiFi Foods, which specializes in culturing beef cells, announces it has achieved a landmark R&D milestone by growing edible beef cell lines in single-cell suspension. This breakthrough will allow the company to lower the cost of growing beef cells at scale by one thousand times or more – a significant development for the entire cultivated meat industry.  As the startup explains, most cell-based meat research relies on …

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Peace of Meat Announces Cultured Avian Capabilities

MeaTech 3D announces today that Peace of Meat, the Belgian supplier of cultured fat that it fully acquired in December 2020 for around $20 million, has established a stable and unique avian cell line with a clear upscaling path. Peace of Meat says it plans to commercialize its product by collaborating with conventional meat producers as well as other alt protein companies to produce a range of sustainable hybrid products, …

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California Passes Landmark Bill Investing Millions in Alt Protein and Plant-Based School Lunches

This week, the California state legislature adopted a $308B budget that, for the first time, allocates public funding for alternative protein research while expanding plant-based school meals.  Supporting robust research Under Section 190, a new provision states that $5M will be directed to support the research and development of plant-based and cultivated meats, reports The Spoon. The funds will be allocated to three public universities: UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC …

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New Age Meats Re-Brands to New Age Eats in Preparation for Consumer Launch

New Age Meats, a startup producing hybrid plant-based and cultivated meat, is re-branding to New Age Eats. The new name and tagline “The Joy of Pig” reflects a long-term strategy to offer consumers a large portfolio of products, ranging from sausage and dumplings to pizza toppings. Pending regulatory approval, New Age plans to begin commercial production in 2023.  “Emphasizing the joy” According to founder and CEO Brian Spears, New Age …

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Meatable: “Championing a New Way of Producing Meat Without Hurting Animals, People, or the Planet”

Netherlands-based Meatable is growing “real, tasty meat without harming animals or the planet,” stating, “It isn’t like meat, it is meat”. Last year the company raised $47 million in a Series A round, bringing the company’s total funding to $60 million, and this February hired cultivated meat industry leaders Hans Huistra as COO, Jef Pinxsteren as VP of Development, and Cees de Jong as Chairman of the Board. Caroline Wilschut, …

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Esco Aster Becomes First Cultivated Meat Producer to Gain ISO 22000 Food Safety Cert

Singaporean company Esco Aster has received the stringent ISO 22000 food safety certification for its cultivated meat manufacturing facility. The company is the first in the sector to be awarded the certification, following the recent announcement that it had become the first in the world to receive a license to produce cultivated meat for human consumption. Scaling up Esco Aster has developed a platform called CellFarm-to-Table™, which will allow it …

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