Under development Down Under: Lab-cultured yak and kangaroo meat

In Australia, a startup is developing cell-based meat replacements for rarely eaten animals, including kangaroo, lion, tortoise, and yak. Vow Foods, which says it takes...

Plant-based cheesemaker raises $7.5 million

In California, plant-based food start-up Climax Foods has raised $7.5 million. The company’s initial focus will be on developing a fermentation-based process to make cheese,...

Survey reveals shift to plant-based protein is building momentum amid pandemic

In Chicago, an extensive survey conducted by agribusiness giant ADM shows a clear consumer shift to plant-based protein during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers also...

Plant-based meat needs animal-based prices

Despite widespread appeal among consumers, plant-based meat still faces a significant challenge to taking a meaningful chunk of the American meat market: price. According to...

Dream job alert: Lab-grown meat startup recruiting bacon taste testers

In California, start-up Mission Barns is looking for 100 bacon lovers to do curbside taste tests of its lab-grown meat. The taste tests will be...

Vegan ice cream Brave Robot uses biotech to produce milk proteins

In California, food technology firm Perfect Day has expanded into animal-free dairy ice cream. Dubbed Brave Robot, the company uses genetically modified microflora to produce...

Animal-free meat solutions among Israeli food tech finalists

In Israel, winners of Calcalist’s Food Innovation contest for best startup working in food technology has named 11 finalists, including a handful of biotech...

Geltor reportedly raises $90 million as investors stay bullish on bioproducts

In California, vegan collagen maker Geltor has reportedly raised $90 million. An individual familiar with the situation revealed the financing to Tech Crunch, but...

KFC expects consumers to flock to chicken substitute

In Kentucky, fried chicken mainstay KFC is leaning into plant-based meat substitutes, signing a collaboration in 3D bioprinting and aggressively expanding its Beyond Fried...

Into the belly of the beast: Beyond Meat launches in beef-loving Brazil

In California, plant-based meat trailblazer Beyond Meat has announced plans to expand into Brazil with its Beyond Burger, Beyond Sausage, and Beyond Beef products. “As...

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Faux pas-free foie gras firm nabs government grant

In Japan, cell culture products company IntegriCulture has been awarded a ¥240 million ($2.2 million) government grant to build a commercial bioreactor facility. Founded by...

3D-printed steak startup invests in lab-grown fat

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Study finds Gen-Z not on board with cultured meat

In Australia, researchers have found that Gen-Z is wary of lab-grown meat despite reporting concerns for personal health, the environment, and animal welfare. Usually defined...