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  • Moving to the mainstream? Meat alternatives sector bound for growth as “slaughter-free” gathers pace
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    Moving to the mainstream? Meat alternatives sector bound for growth as “slaughter-free” gathers pace

    17 Jun 2019 — Hybrid products, lab-grown meat and plant-based alternatives are rising in popularity, evidenced by the number of meat industry giants engaging with the space. The last two years have marked a particularly prolific time for the hybrid and plant-based meat industries, as the space has been […] Click here to view full […] More

  • You Can’t Have Your Meat and Eat It Too: “Big Ag’s” Conflicting Positions About Regulating New Food Technologies

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    You Can’t Have Your Meat and Eat It Too: “Big Ag’s” Conflicting Positions About Regulating New Food Technologies

    New food technologies are poised to transform the trillion-dollar meat industry. Many consumers are already familiar with the concept of plant-based meat; in 2002, Burger King became the first fast-food restaurant to offer veggie burgers across the nation. But new-age, plant-based meat does more than just replace animals with […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Cell-Based Meat: Real Meat Without Slaughtering Animals
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    Cell-Based Meat: Real Meat Without Slaughtering Animals

    “This is real meat directly from animal cells,” says Memphis Meats CEO Uma Valeti. “People who love meat for thousands of years immediately recognize this as meat. In fact, cell-based meat is called the holy grail of the food industry. This is meat and when people taste it that’s […] Click here to view full […] More

  • BlueNalu just months from first batch of yellowtail, mahi mahi grown from cells
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    BlueNalu just months from first batch of yellowtail, mahi mahi grown from cells

    BlueNalu co-founder and CEO Lou Cooperhouse says his San Diego, California-based company is just months from accomplishing what he believes to be a worldwide first in the emerging cell-based food industry. It’s going to produce whole muscle, medallion-size pieces of yellowtail amberjack followed by mahi mahi grown from cells […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Start-ups and incumbents battle for China’s meatless future
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    Start-ups and incumbents battle for China’s meatless future

    A supermarket advertises produce in Shanghai on March 22, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Cassidy McDonald) According to a widely cited estimate by the OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organization, China consumes 28% of the world’s meat and over 50% of its pork. Driven by economic growth and higher incomes, […] Click here to view full […] More

  • There’s a Giant New VC Fund Investing in Vegan Companies
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    There’s a Giant New VC Fund Investing in Vegan Companies

    Big Idea Ventures is helping to shape a new future of food Giant new venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures (BIV) is investing in vegan companies. Backed by meat giant Tyson and the Singapore government’s VC arm Temasek, the hybrid venture firm has both a VC arm and an […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Why We Don't Need Animals to Keep Enjoying Meat
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    Why We Don’t Need Animals to Keep Enjoying Meat

    The founder of Beyond Meat, the plant-based-meat company that recently went public, on a future without eating animals How did spending time on a farm as a child shape your views about animals and meat? I grew up in the city, in Washington, D.C., and College Park, Md. But […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Investors eye ‘game changing innovations’ as climate change and antibiotics threaten aquaculture sector
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    Investors eye ‘game changing innovations’ as climate change and antibiotics threaten aquaculture sector

    Related tags: Seafood, Aquaculture, Investment The global aquaculture sector boasts annual growth of almost 6%, and fish farming has overtaken wild fishing as the main provider of seafood on our plates since 2014, noted a report produced by FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return), a network backed by […] Click here to view full […] More

  • What if eating meat is not only wrong – but obsolete?
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    What if eating meat is not only wrong – but obsolete?

    Meat is dead. Carnivores are going the way of cigarette smokers and, by 2050, there’s a good chance that it will be socially unacceptable to eat meat. In the same way that we’re now horrified people used to smoke in offices and airplanes, we’ll find it almost unthinkable that […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Cell-based seafood faces labeling fight in US
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    Cell-based seafood faces labeling fight in US

    Those who remember the introduction of surimi to the U.S. in the early 1980s might still recall a fight that rose to the federal level involving what it would officially be named. “Sea Legs,” “King Krab,” “Crab Shapes,” and “crab sticks” were all put forward as options. Eventually, the […] Click here to view full […] More

  • 5 Start-Ups Eager to Follow in Beyond Meat's Footsteps

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    5 Start-Ups Eager to Follow in Beyond Meat’s Footsteps

    Investors haven’t been able to get enough of Beyond Meat ( NASDAQ:BYND ) shares, which have continued to surge after a wildly successful — and wildly underpriced — initial public offering (IPO). As of this writing, the business sports a market cap of $5.6 billion following news that it’s […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Singapore: From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp
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    Singapore: From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp

    At Sustenir Agriculture’s indoor farm in Singapore (Photo: Reuters) Singapore (VNA) – As Singapore, an unlikely place for farming revolution, aims to boost agricultural production and rely less on imports to feed its 5.6 million people, the country has developed tiered fish farms, vegetable plots atop office buildings and […] Click here to view full […] More

  • THE NEXT GEN OF MEAT WILL BE GROWN IN A LAB
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    THE NEXT GEN OF MEAT WILL BE GROWN IN A LAB

    ISHA DATAR: Industrial scale farming is like coal production in that it is very dirty and dangerous, but it gets the job done. You can’t deny it feeds a lot of people – but it also drives climate change with a lot of methane emissions and carbon dioxide emissions. […] Click here to view full […] More

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