Pope asks youth to cut down on meat

In Prague, Pope Francis has requested young people cut down on meat to help address the climate crisis. In a letter to the EU...

Cultivated wildebeest could soon appear on South African menus

In South Africa, cultivated meat producer Mogale Meat says it could have lab-grown game meat, such as springbok, wildebeest, and impala, available for sampling...

DIC Corp. invests in algae-based protein maker

In Chicago, a food tech company developing extracts and alternative proteins from algae has received funding from Tokyo’s DIC Corporation.  DIC says the unspecified investment...

Biosyntia raises €11.5 million for biobased biotin

In Denmark, precision fermentation firm Biosyntia has closed an €11.5 million (US$11.6 million) Series B funding round that it will use to launch the...

“Eat a Swede” satirically promotes cultivated human meat

In France, a playfully macabre short film encouraging the consumption of people—specifically, Swedish people, going by the film’s title “Eat a Swede” and tagline...

Moolec targets first molecular farming Nasdaq listing

In the UK, molecular farming pioneer Moolec Science plans to list on the Nasdaq through a business combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)...

Coldplay-backed cultivated meat startup rebrands and raises $22 million

In San Francisco, a cultivated meat startup that counts rock group Coldplay among its investors has changed its name from Artemys Foods to SCiFi...

GOOD Meat breaks ground on cultivated meat mega-facility

In Singapore, GOOD Meat has broken ground on Asia’s largest cultivated meat production facility.  The complex, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2023...

Beyond Meat adds Kim Kardashian to stable of A-list brand ambassadors 

In California, leading plant-based meat maker has tapped Kim Kardashian as its first chief taste consultant. In a press statement, the company calls Kardashian...

Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. invests in Motif FoodWorks

In Boston, foodtech company Motif FoodWorks says it has received unspecified funding from Footprint Coalition Ventures, an investment firm founded by Marvel star Robert...

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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...