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Cultivated Meat

South Korea Designates Regulation-Free Zone for Cultivated Meat to Boost Production & Safety

The South Korean government has announced the designation of a special regulatory-free zone in Gyeongsangbuk-do province to accelerate the production and commercialization of cultivated meat in the country. The zone, officially named the Gyeongbuk Cell-Cultivated Foods Regulatory-Free Special Zone (RFSZ), aims to address the legal obstacles facing the development of cell culture food products, establish global standards for these novel foods, and develop a skilled workforce for the cultivated meat industry. The cultivated meat RSFZ will be operational for the next five years (until December 2028) with a budget of ₩19.9 billion ($14.4 million) as reported by local media. Demonstrating safety Ten companies, including SeaWith, TissenBioFarm, and DaNAgreen, will demonstrate the commercialization of cultivated meat, backed by R&D funding and tax breaks. Their goal will be to use cells from livestock …

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Cultivated Meat

TissenBioFarm Unveils 10 kg Cultivated Meat Prototype at South Korea’s First Cell Ag Hub

Korean food tech startup TissenBioFarm has unveiled a 10 kg cultivated meat prototype at the inauguration of South Korea’s first cellular agriculture hub, the North Gyeongsang Cellular Agriculture Industry Support Center.  The 2,309 meter square center, built with a 9 billion KRW investment, aims to develop biomaterials and support companies operating at the general industrial complex in Uiseong Bio Valley, announced North Gyeongsang Province (Gyeongsangbuk-do). In February, North Gyeongsang Province, local governments together with stakeholders from the cultivated meat industry signed an agreement to foster cellular agriculture industrialization. Advancing high tech Around 200 guests, including Cheol-Woo Lee, Governor of North Gyeongsang Province, universities, research institutes, and private companies, including Han Wonil, CEO of TissenBioFarm, attended the opening ceremony that took place on the 28th of March. The four-floor …

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