Steak in space: Micro Meat and Orbital Assembly sign cultivated meat pact

In Mexico, cultivated meat producer Micro Meat has partnered with Orbital Assembly to evaluate lab-grown meat production in space.  OA, which develops space stations with...

Vegan Scots rejoice! Prototype haggis expected by Burns Night

In Scotland, cultivated meat startup Roslin Technologies is targeting haggis—a dish comprised of minced sheep organs baked in the animal’s stomach—as its first product.  The...

Meatable taps ESCO Aster for cultivated pork production

In the Netherlands, Meatable has partnered with ESCO Aster—the only commercially licensed cultivated meat contract manufacturer in the world—to launch cultivated pork in Singapore....

Meatiply unveils trio of lab-grown meat prototypes

In Singapore, Meatiply has unveiled three lab-grown meat prototypes—smoked duck breast, kampong chicken yakitori, and chicken katsu bites.  The prototypes are a mix of lab-grown...

Australian cultivated meat company opens first factory

In Australia, Vow has opened one of the world’s largest cultivated meat production facilities.  Dubbed Factory 1, the New South Wales facility has the capacity...

Upgrade your cocktail experience with… cabbage?

In Israel, a “marketing tech” machine that deposits colorful designs on cocktails—think latte art, but boozy—can now use entirely plant-based pods.  Manufactured by Ripples, a...

Meek Mill, Emily Ratajkowski among investors in cultivated meat platform

In San Francisco, Prolific Machines has emerged from stealth mode and announced $42 million in funding for its scalable cultivated meat platform. Backers in...

Cow-free but cheesy: Microbial casein startup Standing Ovation raises $12 million

In France, animal-free dairy protein startup Standing Ovation has closed a an oversubscribed €12 million (US$12 million) Series A financing round, with participation from...

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...

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Faux-fur fit for a king: ECOPEL urges Charles to ditch ermine coronation robes

In London, plant-based fur maker ECOPEL is urging King Charles to forgo animal-fur trim in his coronation robe in favor of a cruelty-free alternative....

Oatly offers Thanksgiving emotional support hotline for vegans

In New York, alternative dairy major Oatly has announced the “Oatly Emotional Support Hotline for Plant-Based Eaters Attending Traditional Meat and Dairy-based Thanksgiving Dinners.”...

UPSIDE secures FDA approval for cultivated chicken

In California, cultivated meat maker UPSIDE Foods has received a “No Questions” letter from the US FDA, which amounts to confirmation that UPSIDE’s cell-based...