Nestlé begins piloting animal-free dairy proteins

In Switzerland, food and beverage giant Nestlé will begin piloting production of animal-free dairy proteins at a recently inaugurated R&D Accelerator. Using precision fermentation...

Mermade Seafoods raises $3.3 million for lab-grown scallops

In Israel, cultivated seafood startup Mermade Seafoods says it has closed a $3.3-million seed funding to commercialize lab-grown scallops.  Founded in 2021 by navy veteran...

Edible cups from Red Bull target plastic waste and better digestion

In the United Kingdom, skincare brand Haeckels has partnered with Red Bull to develop edible cups in an effort to reduce plastic waste at...

Cruelty-free kebabs: Future Meat adds lamb to portfolio

In Israel, cultivated meat pioneer Future Meat Technologies has produced lab-grown lamb that looks, cooks and tastes like conventional ground lamb meat.  The company uses...

Dairy co-op and DSM to launch precision fermentation startup

In New Zealand and the Netherlands, dairy coop Fonterra and nutrition and health company DSM have partnered to commercialize dairy proteins produced using precision...

A pig deal: Steakholder Foods adds cultured pork

In Israel, Steakholder Foods Ltd., formerly MeaTech 3D, has announced it will begin developing cultured pork products from a new line of iPS porcine...

Mirai and Shiok partner on cultivated beef

In Singapore, two major cultivated meat companies have partnered to develop lab-grown beef and secure regulatory approval. Under the terms of the agreement, Switzerland’s...

Spent brewers’ yeast used to make vegan ribs

In California, food tech firm Planetarians is converting spent brewers’ yeast sourced from AB InBev—maker of popular beer brands like Budweiser and Stella Artois—into...

Cali startup claims world’s first cultivated pork loin

In California, cultivated meat maker Novel Farms has claimed production of the world’s first lab-grown, marbled pork loin. Many cultivated meat companies focus on making...

Caveman diet: Wooly mammoth burgers could soon be on the menu

In Belgium, a meat alternative startup is expanding its product R&D efforts from the more conventional beef, chicken, pork and lamb varieties to wooly...

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