Poultry Giant PHW Signs MoU With SuperMeat For Cultivated Chicken, Turkey & Duck

PHW Group, one of Europe’s largest poultry producers, and Israeli food-tech SuperMeat have partnered to bring cultivated meat to the masses. The deal will solidify the brands’ joint mission to bring cultivated meat products, including chicken, turkey, and duck, to European consumers. PHW and SuperMeat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and will work together to obtain EU authorization for the cultivated meat products and, through SuperMeat’s proprietary cultivated meat platform, to be among the first to develop, manufacture and distribute cultivated meat at a large scale for consumers. PHW’s alt protein moves Germany-based PHW has become more active in the alt protein market of late, including the launch of its own plant-based brand and an announcement of an upcoming launch with The LIVEKINDLY …


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Agronomics Reveals Cultivated Meat Pet Food Venture Good Dog Food

Agronomics, the UK cellular agriculture investment group headed by billionaire philanthropist Jim Mellon, has partnered with Roslin Technologies, made famous for the world’s first cloned adult mammal Dolly the sheep, to launch Good Dog Food. Says Jim Mellon, Executive Director of Agronomics and Chairman of Good Dog Food: “An untapped sector of the agricultural market is the production of pet food via cellular agriculture. We are delighted to be able to announce our first joint venture in the cultivated meat field, to focus on the production of cultivated pet food.” Good Dog Food will develop a novel range of pet food products made using cell-cultured meat, highlighting that the current production of companion animal food is a major driver of climate change. In the US …


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Mzansi Meat to Unveil “Africa’s First Cultivated Meat Burger”

South African company Mzansi Meat is set to showcase what it claims is Africa’s first cultivated meat burger. The product will be revealed at a bespoke event in Cape Town next month. To produce Mzansi’s burgers, cells are extracted from cows by a veterinarian and taken to the company’s lab. There, they are grown in bioreactors, replicating the process that would normally take place in a cow’s body. Finally, the burgers are seasoned to make them ready to cook. Future plans Currently, Mzansi’s burgers are more expensive to produce than conventional meat, but the company told vegconomist in 2020 that it was confident of achieving price parity in some areas within a decade or less. In the coming years, Mzansi plans to open a pilot …


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Cultured Meat Law Breakthrough in the Netherlands as Public Samplings Approved

In another step forward for the European cultivated meat industry, the government of the Netherlands has passed a motion to legalize the sampling of cell-cultured meat products. The legal breakthrough could pave the way for cultivated meat to be sold in supermarkets within a few years, according to Dutch manufacturers.  “Cultivated meat deserves a fair chance and that’s why we have to make tastings possible” The motion, proposed by the D66 and VVD parties, was passed in the House of Representatives this week making it legally possible to host public samplings of cultivated meat products. Although public sampling in order to gain acceptance, support, and feedback is currently legal in many European countries, the law had held back some of the Dutch originators of the …


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Germany’s Alife Foods Develops Cultivated Schnitzel With Animal-Free Growth Medium

German foodtech startup Alife Foods has contacted vegconomist to report it is developing a cultivated schnitzel in partnership with Fuchs Group and the US’ LabFarmFoods. The schnitzel contains just four ingredients — cultivated beef, wheat protein, panade (wheat flour mixed with vegetable oil), and methylcellulose. The beef cells are grown using a plant-based cell culture medium, avoiding the ethical concerns and high prices associated with animal serums. Sensory evaluations have been ongoing since late 2021, and a finished prototype of the schnitzel will be presented to investors later this year. Alife hopes to launch commercially in about 2025. Alt-meat on the agenda in Germany In November 2021, the new German coalition government committed to promoting alt-protein products, marking the first time this had ever been …



SuperMeat Partners With Ajinomoto to Accelerate Commercialisation of Cultivated Meat

Israel’s SuperMeat has announced a strategic collaboration with Japanese biotech company Ajinomoto to speed up the commercialisation of cultivated meat. As part of the collaboration, SuperMeat’s expertise in cultivated meat will be combined with Ajinomoto’s proprietary R&D technologies in the fields of biotechnology and fermentation. This will allow the companies to develop supply chain solutions while simultaneously increasing acceptance of cultivated meat products. Additionally, Ajinomoto will invest in SuperMeat as one of its corporate venture capital projects. A key area of focus for the partnership will be developing improved cell growth media, which will be necessary to make cultivated meat cost-competitive with conventional meat. Much of the cost of the media comes from the growth factors used, and improvements will need to be made by …


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Micro Meat, Mexico’s First Cultivated Meat Company, is Ready to Scale Up Production

Cellular agriculture is on its way, and cultivated meat may very well be a regular item on supermarket shelves in the near future. In preparation for this moment, Micro Meat, a startup funded by Y Combinator in the summer of 2021, develops cellular agriculture systems and is the first startup of its kind from Mexico. The company’s sole focus is the development of systems that can enable scalable meat production, removing any obstacles that may hinder the efficient implementation of the forthcoming cell-based economy in the region, and enabling existing cultured meat companies to scale up the production of their products. The Micro Meat team Micro Meat is composed of a team whose combined expertise gives the company the added value needed to become a …


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Israel’s MeaTech 3D Announces Launch of MeaTech US in California

MeaTech 3D, announces its entrance into the US food market. MeaTech US will be based in California, where it will begin activities in research and development, investor relations and business development. Originally from Israel, MeaTech 3D grew its team by more than 50% in the past year alone. The company recently relocated to its new headquarters to Rehovot, Israel, widely known as the epicenter of the nation’s foodtech sector. Peace of Meat, which leads the development of MeaTech’s avian cell culture technologies, has plans to start building a pilot plant to start scaling up production. MeaTech’s Co-founder and CEO, Arik Kaufman states: “Expanding MeaTech’s presence to the US is another important step in accelerating our go-to-market strategy, and it will leverage the expertise we’ve been …


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UPSIDE Foods Invites the Public Into “World’s Most Advanced Cultivated Meat Facility”

UPSIDE Foods, formerly known as Memphis Meats, has hosted a public tour of what it describes as “the world’s most advanced cultivated meat facility”. The company opened its 53,000 square foot Engineering, Production and Innovation Center (EPIC) in November, with the aim of being able to produce cultivated meat of any species. The facility was intentionally built within an urban community to increase transparency. Recognising that many consumers have concerns or misconceptions about cultivated meat, UPSIDE has decided to offer public tours to help raise awareness of the benefits. The first tour was hosted on March 7, featuring a walkthrough of the facility, a presentation about how cultivated meat is produced, and a meet and greet with founder and CEO Dr. Uma Valeti. Future tours …


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Eat Just’s GOOD Meat Brings Cultivated Chicken to Singapore Hawker Stalls

For the first time in history, Singapore’s famous food hawkers will serve real chicken made without slaughter from cultivated startup GOOD Meat.  Beginning February 26, GOOD Meat, a subsidiary of alt-protein brand Eat Just, will partner with select vendors to serve its cultivated chicken to a limited number of diners. The first pop-up will take place at Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice in Tiong Bahru, where the family-run stall will feature GOOD Meat’s chicken in its famed curry rice dish for SG$4 (about $3.) As of this article’s publication, the Feb. 26 – March 1 event was already sold out on GOOD Meat’s website.  More success in Singapore The hawker initiative is the latest successful partnership by Eat Just, the world’s first company to sell cultivated …


Tom Rossmeissl, Director of Global Marketing of Eat JUST on Communicating with the Consumer About Cultivated Meat

Head of Global Marketing of Eat JUST, Inc., (Eat JUST and GOOD Meat), Tom Rossmeissl, joins Elysabeth Alfano on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss branding in a flexitarian and increasingly competitive world. Specifically, they discuss, How Tom is working to keep JUST Eggs fresh with all the competition in the plant-based eggs space, How is Eat JUST inc. marketing across categories (chicken v. eggs) and across tech (plant-based v. cultivated), Tom’s thoughts on communicating plant-based eggs from mung bean and cultivated chicken from cells to the consumer, Tom’s considerations for competition in the general landscape, Sales post the 2020 Covid sales spike. Is this sustainable in plant-based? Predictions and new products/advancements. Here is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast is here. Display content from …


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Aleph Farms’ Space Program Has Lift Off as the Cultivated Steak Leader Reveals New HQ

Aleph Farms – the cultivated meat pioneer – has moved into new headquarters in Rehovot, Israel’s biotech hub. The new facility will include a pilot production facility and state-of-the-art R&D center, as the cell-cultured steak leader progresses towards global commercialization. The company’s space program – Aleph Zero – has also revealed its launch date as part of the Rakia Mission.  Speaking to vegconomist, Didier Toubia, Co-Founder and CEO of Aleph Farms explained: “As part of our space program Aleph Zero, at the end of March 2022 we will be part of the historic Rakia Mission, led by the Ramon Foundation and the Israeli Space Agency. The mission is historic because it is part of Axiom Space’s Ax-1 Mission, operated by SpaceX, and is the first-ever …




Meatable Hires “Industry Titans” to Accelerate Expansion and Product Launch

Meatable hires new COO, VP of Development, and Chairman of the Board as it targets commercial launch. Dutch cultivated meat company Meatable has hired industry leaders for three key management roles. Hans Huistra has joined as COO, Jef Pinxsteren as VP of Development, and Cees de Jong as Chairman of the Board. Huistra was previously the president of Fonterra Europe & Africa and began his career at a Unilever meat processing plant. He will focus on preparing Meatable for its commercial launch. Pinxteren has over 25 years’ experience as a biochemist across academia and industry and will manage the development and tastings of Meatable’s products. De Jong is the former President and CEO of Chr. Hansen, as well as a former COO of Crucell and …




Seawith Completes $5.43M Series A for Seaweed Scaffolded Cultivated Steak 

Seawith – a cultivated steak pioneer from South Korea – has announced the completion of a ₩6.5 billion ($5.43 million) Series A investment, as the startup looks to lead the cultivated meat movement in the country. Seawith champions algae as a scaffolding to grow meat, which the company claims will allow it to produce thick-cut cultivated beef at $3 per kilogram.  “Many foreign protein alternative food development companies are also interested in our technology” Seawith announced a fresh investment of ₩1 billion to complete the funding round, with the company now focusing on investment in production facilities and commercialization. The investment is expected to further boost the development of cultivated meat technology in South Korea, as the movement gathers steam across Asia. Cultivated meat was …


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Global Cultured Meat Market 2022- Size, Trends, Competitors and Forecasts

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Market for Cultured Meat – Market Size, Trends, Competitors, and Forecasts (2022)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Cultured meat refers to meat created using cell culture techniques within a laboratory or manufacturing facility. It is produced by growing master cells collected from cattle, chicken, pigs, fish, and lamb, as well as other types of livestock and seafood. In addition to meat and seafood production, cultured meat techniques can be used to ethically manufacture other types of animal products, such as leather, as well as animal byproducts, including lab-grown milk and hen-free egg whites, for example. Cultured meat is ethically produced because livestock is not used within the manufacturing processes beyond collecting the initial cells required for cell culture. Companies Mentioned …