Let them eat lab-grown caviar

In London, scientists at Caviar Biotec and University College London have grown sturgeon caviar in a lab using cells from a fish egg sac....

Mollusk money: Lab-grown oyster maker attracts key investor

In North Carolina, a startup pursuing lab-grown oysters has received an unspecified investment from Cult Food Science, an investment firm focused on cultivated meat...

Space steaks: Elon Musk’s aerospace firm takes cultivated cow cells to ISS

In Israel, cultivated meat cells from Aleph Farms have been taken to the International Space Station, courtesy of Elon Musk’s SpaceX aerospace firm.  The goal...

Jungle on your plate: Lab-grown lion and zebra meat heads to taste tests

Cultivated meat startup Primeval Foods is planning tasting events in New York and London for its lab-grown lion, tiger and zebra meat.  Based in the...

Natalie Portman invests in alternative meat  

In Boston, a startup pursuing whole-cut meats from plants has raised $12 million with participation from actress Natalie Portman.  Formerly named Boston Meats, the company...

Let them eat macarons: Animal-free egg whites to debut in demanding baking application

In San Francisco, precision fermentation firm The EVERY Co. has unveiled animal-free egg whites and will soon prove their alternative’s “whipping and gelling” properties...

Bee-free honey maker generates buzz with $7.5 million fundraise

In San Francisco, bee-free honey startup MeliBio has raised $7.5 million to scale and commercialize its technology.  The company uses precision fermentation and plant science...

Rabbis okay cheeseburgers from cultivated meat

In Israel, a group of rabbis has said cheeseburgers made from lab-grown meat is kosher, having determined that the nascent technology does not constitute...

German startup targeting cultivated schnitzel by 2025

In Germany, cultivated meat startup Alife Foods hopes to launch a lab-grown version of schnitzel by 2025.  Alife is currently doing “sensory evaluations” for its...

Ancient bug creates food from art

In Austria, startup Arkeon Biotechnologies has raised $7 million to advance its single-step fermentation process for converting carbon dioxide into food ingredients.  The company was...

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