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  • Computer models may make lab-grown meat cheaper
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    Computer models may make lab-grown meat cheaper

    The use of computer models may break down barriers to making lab-grown meat more economical on a larger scale, according to a new review. Experts predict that producing meat in a lab using tissue engineering techniques, or lab-cultured meat, will one day be more sustainable than, nutritionally equivalent to, […] Click here to view full […] More

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    Cultivated Abundance is a book about how we can solve humanity’s most challenging problems

    Cultivated Abundance by Mihir Pershad Cultivated Abundance is a book about how we can solve humanity’s most challenging problems with transformative technology entrepreneurship. Having a scalable impact on these problems requires following a set of principles that are quite different from the traditional startup playbook.In this book, you’ll learn about some of the most difficult problems […] More

  • Why diseases thrive in wet markets
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    Why diseases thrive in wet markets

    Experts forge a link between stressed animals and disease outbreaks in wet markets. Picture: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP. In a controversial move, China recently reopened its wet markets, which sell fresh meat, produce and live animals. A wet market in Wuhan may have been the source of the COVID-19 outbreak. Prime […] Click here to view full […] More

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    Newcastle based company addresses key challenge to the success of cultured meat

    With a predicted world population reaching just short of 10 billion by 2050 (3 billion more than there were in 2010), developing efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable food production technologies becomes a real challenge. Additionally, the livestock sector is already responsible for 14.5% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and uses 30% and 8% of the […] More

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    The 2nd Industrializing Cell-Based Meats Summit 2020

    The Industrializing Cell-Based Meats Summit returns for the 2nd year to unite the world’s leading minds from industry, academia and regulation to share the latest scientific progress in the field. This industry-led forum joins key opinion leaders in the cellular agricultural space to have an open, honest and science-based discussion about key challenges in this […] More

  • Philosophy of “cultivated meat”
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    The philosophy of “cultivated meat”

    “My favorite animal is steak” , the American author cynically cites Fran Lebowitz in one of his books. The joke reveals us in our hypocrisy of people who on the one hand melt in a broth of jujubes for cute puppies on Instagram, but on the other they cannot […] Click here to view full […] More

  • KBW Ventures invests in BluNalu
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    KBW Ventures invests in BluNalu

    KBW Ventures, the venture capital fund founded by Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud has invested in US-based innovative food company BlueNalu. The $20 million Series A round was led by Stray Dog Capital, CPT Capital, New Crop Capital, and Clear Current Capital. Established in 2018 with […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Acceptance of cultured meat increases with information
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    Acceptance of cultured meat increases with information

    As an emerging food technology, one of the main challenges cultured meat faces is said to be consumer acceptance, which this study suggests is combated through providing sufficient information. If people are properly informed about cultured meat, most are willing to pay nearly 40 percent more for it than […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Aleph Farms to go carbon-neutral
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    Aleph Farms to go carbon-neutral

    Photo: Aleph Farms, Ltd. REHOVOT, ISRAEL — Aleph Farms, Ltd., announced a goal to eliminate emissions associated with its meat production by 2025. The cultivated meat startup also plans to achieve the same net-zero emissions across its entire supply chain by 2030. The company’s new sustainability initiatives come as […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Will Cultured Bacon Be Delicious? A Dutch Startup Is Developing the First Lab-Grown Pork
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    Will Cultured Bacon Be Delicious? A Dutch Startup Is Developing the First Lab-Grown Pork

    by Vanessa Bates Ramirez The food chain has always worked roughly like this: sunlight feeds plants. Plants feed insects. Insects and plants feed animals. Plants and animals feed people. Then eventually–not to get too morbid here–people feed the Earth. Nothing like the circle of life, eh? But the traditional […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Soy protein scaffold could build cell-based meat

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    New edible scaffold made from soy protein is the latest method developed for growing cultured meat

    A new edible scaffold made from soy protein is the latest method developed for growing cultured meat, with researchers saying the beef-like product has performed well in preliminary taste tests. Cell-based, or cultured, meat is an evolving technology that can generate meat without the need for animal agriculture and […] Click here to view full […] More

  • The future of food: What you need to know about cell-based meat
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    The future of food: What you need to know about cell-based meat

    It’s clear plant-based meat is having a moment, but what about cell-based meat? Whilst there’s still no official name for meat grown from cells (AKA cultured meat, clean meat, synthetic meat, etc), you can be absolutely certain it will be on our plates very soon. Before we can comprehend […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Huge $161 Million Investment Means Meat Without the Animal Is Here
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    Huge $161 Million Investment Means Meat Without the Animal Is Here

    In 1931, Winston Churchill made a bold prediction: “We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.” It must have sounded like pure science fiction back then—but not anymore. Today, thanks […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Will coronavirus and other health scares drive alternative protein growth in Asia?
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    Will coronavirus and other health scares drive alternative protein growth in Asia?

    Cell-based meat company Shiok Meats leads among Asian start-ups with US$4.6 million raised in seed funding in April 2019. Image: Shiok Meats/ Facebook Asia’s alternative protein start-ups are in their infancy, but industry watchers are already predicting that they will overtake United States and European brands. China is set […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Could cellular seafood take pressure off Earth’s overfished oceans?
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    Could cellular seafood take pressure off Earth’s overfished oceans?

    BlueNalu Take the “sea” out of seafood and what have you got left? Well, “food,” obviously. But also quite possibly the makings of a multi-billion dollar industry. At least, that’s the hope of a group of intrepid startups offering a fishier remix of the high-tech meat alternatives made famous […] Click here to view full […] More

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