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  • Cattle industry looks to defend ‘meat’ label from lab-grown and plant-based products
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    Cattle industry looks to defend ‘meat’ label from lab-grown and plant-based products

    The peak body for Australia’s cattle industry says it is considering calling for reforms to prevent lab-grown meat from being labelled “meat”. Experts think a commercial industry to supply meat grown from stem cells in a laboratory is achievable within the next decade and there is also rising demand […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Higher Steaks: Cultured meat start-up eyes sausage and bacon market
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    Higher Steaks: Cultured meat start-up eyes sausage and bacon market

    ©GettyImages/anyaivanova Higher Steaks CEO and co-founder, Benjamina Bollag, said when she first learnt of cell-based meat, the experience was “mindblowing” ​ – specifically regarding its potential to improve public health and sustainability. However, Bollag was also aware that no firm, to date, has managed to advance its products to […] Click here to view full […] More

  • Lab meat: Miracle or mire?
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    Lab meat: Miracle or mire?

    Juliet Gellatley, founder of Viva!, visits Mosa Meats to discover the potential of lab-grown meat for saving animals and the world. The primary reason for my keen interest in lab meat is its astounding potential to save animals. While Viva! has worked incredibly hard to spark a vegan revolution […] Click here to view full […] More

  • 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

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