Cultured Meat

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The future of meat: The tobacco plant?

By Oliver Morrison

Israeli start-up BioBetter is repurposing tobacco plants in attempt to overcome the greatest hurdle currently facing the budding cultivated meat industry: scaled production.

GALLERY: Food tech companies to watch in 2021

By Elaine Watson

From a flurry of startups using microbes – instead of plants or animals – to produce proteins, to AI-driven platforms exploring ‘the dark matter of nutrition,’ and real honey produced without bees, check out our gallery of foodtech companies to watch...

Thousands of individual muscle fibres combine to form a lab-grown burger / Pic: Mosa Meat

How will Mosa Meat spend its latest $55m injection?

By Flora Southey

Cultured meat company Mosa Meat has closed a $55m (€47m) Series B funding round. FoodNavigator asks the start-up’s Head of Operations, Sarah Lucas, exactly how it plans to use the money.

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Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat: study

By Oliver Morrison

Australian research claims consumers aged between 18 and 25 view cultured meat “with disgust”, despite concerns about the environment and animal welfare being rife within the cohort.

What should we call meat produced from animals cells without slaughtering animals? Picture: Mosameat

Mattson: 'The very existence of what's now known as clean meat is at stake here'

'Cell-based meat’ not the most consumer-friendly term, reveals GFI consumer research

By Elaine Watson

The Good Food Institute (GFI) has enlisted the services of food and beverage innovation firm Mattson to conduct further research into the best way to describe cell-cultured meat following the release of new data suggesting that the industry-backed term...

Attorney: 'I think that a lot of this could take place without substantial rule-making...' Picture: MosaMeat

USDA and FDA to host joint public meeting on cell cultured meat

By Elaine Watson

The USDA and the FDA will host a joint meeting on October 23-24, 2018 on cell-based meat – meat produced by culturing animal cells outside of an animal – to thrash out how the sector might be regulated and how such products should be described on food...

Paul Shapiro: 'An incumbent industry being threatened by new technology is hardly new...'

GUEST ARTICLE: Food fight over the M-word

By Paul Shapiro

American regulators have wrestled over how to deal with musicians’ use of the F-word in songs. News organizations have debated how to cover President Trump’s use of the S-word when talking about certain countries. But these days, the big debate seems...

Wild Type co-founders (L-R) Aryé Elfenbein and Justin Kolbeck:

'We’ve spoken to large and small food companies that are interested in partnering with us'

Is cultured meat ready for prime time? In conversation with Wild Type

By Elaine Watson

It’s not hard to see why cell-cultured (aka ‘clean’) meat is beginning to attract some serious attention – and investment. The addressable market is huge, and the product – if it delivers on its promise – could ensure meat does not become a luxury only...

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'It makes no sense to mandate that an agency create new food regulations in a spending bill'

GFI ‘surprised and dismayed’ as ag appropriations bill tasks USDA with issuing new regulations for clean meat

By Elaine Watson

The Good Food Institute (GFI) - a non-profit representing players in the burgeoning plant-based and cell-cultured (aka ‘clean’) meat arena – says it’s baffled by language in a draft spending bill that tasks the USDA with issuing new regulations covering...

CEO Dr Uma Valeti (center) and CSO Nicholas Genovese (right) test Memphis Meats' latest innovations

'We can produce up to 10,000 cows’ worth of meat with a single biopsy'

Memphis Meats: ‘What’s common in Silicon Valley is that you move fast and break things, but that's an awful way to approach making food’

By Elaine Watson

Excitement is building as cultured meat approaches commercialization, but “science does not occur in a cultural vacuum” and bringing consumers and regulators with you on the journey is more important than being first to market, says clean meat start-up...

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