Cultivated meat tech could solve traditional Chinese medicine’s poaching problem

In Hong Kong, advances in lab-grown meat development are raising hopes for alternative routes to producing Traditional Chinese Medicines—particularly remedies that have pushed several...

Bee-lieve it: MeliBio set to launch fermentation-based honey

In San Francisco, synthetic biology company MeliBio has held a private tasting event for what it claims to be the world’s first bee-free honey.  The...

Perfect Day raises $350 million, plans to add tech development arm

In Berkeley, California, animal-free milk protein producer Perfect Day has closed a $350 million Series D investment round. The company says it will use...

Ecowarrior A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio invests in cultured meat

In Hollywood, actor, activist, and model magnet Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in cultured meat startups Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms.  Mosa Meat, based in the...

Just add champagne: Cell-based caviar promises sustainable roe-mance

In the Netherlands, Geneus Biotech and scientists at Wageningen University & Research are working together to develop cell-based caviar.  The project, dubbed Magiccaviar, is hoping...

Lab-grown coffee offers whole latte innovation

In Finland, researchers at  VTT Technical Research Centre are developing a process to grow coffee in a lab as a means to reduce the...

Peace of Meat reports chicken-free chicken fat milestone

In Israel, cultured meat technology developer MeaTech Group says its Belgian subsidiary Peace of Meat has manufactured 700 grams of animal-free chicken fat in...

DSM and Meatable partner to overcome major cultured meat hurdle

In the Netherlands, cultured meat startup Meatable has entered into a joint development deal with DSM to develop lower-cost growth media. Comprised of essential nutrients...

Animal-free cheese maker raises $50 million for “dairy revolution”

In Berlin, a startup producing cheese without animals has raised $50 million in a Series A funding round. Formo uses precision fermentation to produce...

Wagyu doing? Japanese lab bioprints Holy Grail beef cut

In Japan, scientists have successfully grown wagyu—a premium variety of beef known for its marbling and tenderness—in a lab.  Using cells taken from a cow’s...

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