Hybrid alt meat

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Mirai Foods Partners With Rügenwalder Mühle for Hybrid Alt Meat With Cultivated Fat

Swiss cultivated meat startup Mirai Foods has announced a collaboration with Rügenwalder Mühle to develop hybrid alt meat products containing plant proteins and cultivated beef fat. Rügenwalder Mühle is the German market leader in plant-based meats, and is looking to expand into cultivated products. The company will bring its expertise in plant-based foods to the collaboration, while Mirai will contribute its knowledge of developing cultivated products. The cultivated fat used in the final product will be made without the use of fetal bovine serum (FBS), a growth medium that is expensive and often considered to be unethical. “It is the fat in a burger which gives beef the distinctive taste of grilled meat. Until today, it has not been possible to recreate this taste with …


Collaboration to develop cultivated beef in Singapore

Mirai Foods; Founder Christoph Mayr and Suman Das with cows

Cultivated Meat

MIRAI Foods and Shiok Meats Collaborate to Develop Cultivated Beef in Singapore

Switzerland’s MIRAI Foods has announced a partnership with Gaia Foods, a subsidiary of Shiok Meats. Together, the companies will work to launch cultivated beef in Singapore. MIRAI will supply Gaia with bovine muscle and fat stem cells from premium cattle breeds, which are hard to obtain in Singapore. In return, Shiok will provide MIRAI with regulatory information, which it has gained from being based in the first country worldwide to approve the sale of cultivated meat. This could pave the way for MIRAI to launch outside its home country. Gaia Foods Gaia is said to have been the first startup in Southeast Asia to develop cultivated red meat. The company unveiled its beef slices prototype in October 2020, and went on to raise funding from …