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Scientific, sustainability and regulatory challenges of cultured meat

Here, we review the scientific and social challenges in transforming cultured meat into a viable commercial option, covering aspects from cell selection and medium optimization to biomaterials, tissue engineering, regulation and consumer acceptance.

Source: Scientific, sustainability and regulatory challenges of cultured meat | Nature Food

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Compagnies and key players

UK startup Higher Steaks debuts world’s first lab-grown bacon

While plant-based diets are growing in popularity, many people across the world will go on craving the taste and texture of meat — which is where Higher Steaks comes in.The Cambridge-based startup announced on Tuesday that it has created the world’s first prototype of lab-grown bacon rashers and pork belly, using animal cells.“This is a major milestone for Higher Steaks,” said founder and chief executive Benjamina Bollag in a statement. “We have made substantial advancements in a relatively short amount of time whilst managing cash flow.”

Source: UK startup Higher Steaks debuts world’s first lab-grown bacon

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Compagnies and key players

KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets

“3D bioprinting technologies, initially widely recognized in medicine, are nowadays gaining popularity in producing foods such as meat,” Yusef Khesuani, co-founder of 3D Bioprinting Solutions said in a statement announcing the KFC partnership. “In the future, the rapid development of such technologies will allow us to make 3D-printed meat products more accessible and we are hoping that the technology created as a result of our cooperation with KFC will help accelerate the launch of cell-based meat products on the market.”

Source: KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets – The Verge

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Market

The Future of Food: Will you eat lab-grown meat? Your pet will.

This limitation in the texture of lab-grown meat could inhibit its commercial viability, since many people will want more variety. But commercial pet food is a different story — it’s ground up or dried to begin with. And so the first lab-grown meat people buy might end up being for their pets, not themselves.

Source: The Future of Food: Will you eat lab-grown meat? Your pet will. | The Future of Food

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Jobs

Senior Bioprocessing Engineer at CellulaREvolution – Newcastle UK

We at CellulaREvolution are determined to use the latest technological advancements in bioprocessing to develop and create enabling technologies for Cultured Meat, Cell Therapy and Biologics industries. We do this by providing highly innovative bioreactors capable of continuous cell production. In order to achieve our ambitious goals, we are now seeking to recruit a Senior Bioprocessing Engineer to coordinate and lead the further development of our next generation bioreactor.

Source: Senior Bioprocessing Engineer – reed.co.uk

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Market

SHIFT20: ‘Cell-based’ could be the best way to describe cell-cultured seafood on labels, suggests large consumer study

‘Lab-grown’ seafood is a food marketer’s nightmare. ‘Clean’ seafood carries the tacit implication that the regular stuff is dirty. ‘Cultivated’ seafood – a term that performed well in recent research on meat & poultry – could be confused with farmed fish. However, ‘cell-based’ – while not perfect – may be the best common or usual name to describe seafood grown from animal cells on food labels, suggests new research.

Source: SHIFT20: ‘Cell-based’ could be the best way to describe cell-cultured seafood on labels, suggests large consumer study

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News

The future of cell-based protein: ‘Food manufacturers should look at this as an opportunity’

Cell-based cultured protein is an industry still in its infancy. Food makers should look at the emerging field as an opportunity to collaborate and invest in the sector’s development, according to experts speaking at IFF’s Plantful Virtual Festival.

Source: The future of cell-based protein: ‘Food manufacturers should look at this as an opportunity’

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Events

Future Food-Tech Sept 17-18 2020 – Join the global foodtech community

The Future Food-Tech Summit is going virtual! On September 17-18, 2020, C-Suite food brand executives, investors and entrepreneurs from all four corners of the globe will come together online to radically rethink our food system in a post-Covid 19 world. Partnership and collaboration have never been more important as we seek to build a more sustainable and resilient food sector.

Source: Future Food-Tech Sept 17-18 2020 – Join the global foodtech community

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Events

Alt Protein Conference – Transforming the Future of Food – Wednesday, Sep 2nd – Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2020

The Protein Directory and Cell Agri are proud to present the Alt Protein Conference 2020 with a focus on the new wave of future food companies transforming the business of tomorrow.Join us for a 2-day virtual conference to learn about the latest business trends and best practices to transform the future of food with cellular agriculture and plant-based alternative proteins.With keynotes and panels by global leaders and industry experts in the future of food industry, this virtual conference brings together the alternative protein industry working on the new wave of food.Learn about the key business opportunities in alternative proteins and network with business and scientific leaders in both the cellular agriculture and plant-based alternative protein industries.

Source: Alt Protein Conference – Transforming the Future of Food

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News

Japan to set standards for cultured, alternative meat

In April, the ministry established a food-tech study group with about 100 organizations, including major food companies, universities and research institutes. By the end of June, the ministry will compile a report on a strategy to supply for the next generation sources of protein, including alternative and cultured meat, algae and insects. In July, the government and the private sector will set up a council to expedite the development of legislation with an eye to industrialization.

Source: Japan to set standards for cultured, alternative meat – The Japan News