MycoWorks closes $45m Series B; John Legend, Natalie Portman invest

MycoWorks, which produces an animal-free leather alternative, has raised $45 million in a Series B round co-led by Taiwan’s WTT Investment and California’s DCVC Bio.New investors included Valor Equity Partners, Humboldt Fund, and Gruss & Co, as well as “several major fashion brands” and other undisclosed parties. The startup can now also claim celebrity backing, … Read more

Beyond Meat Launches Minced Pork Product in China

Beyond Meat debuted its new plant-based pork product made specifically for the Chinese market yesterday, according to a report in Green Queen. Called Beyond Pork, the new offering is minced and meant to be used in a variety of Asian dishes including dumplings, spring rolls and on ramen.Beyond Pork will be available at a number … Read more

World’s Only Public Cultivated Meat Company, Meat-Tech 3D, Files for IPO in USA

Meat-Tech successfully printed a piece of cultured beef in August, and launched a company aimed at developing cultured chicken in September. Just last week, Meat-Tech announced it planned to acquire Peace of Meat, a Belgian company producing cultured animal fat. It has already invested €1M in the company and will fully acquire it over the … Read more

Alt Protein Startups MycoTechnology & BlueNalu Take Home Top Prizes In Radicle Protein Challenge

MycoTechnology and BlueNalu have been named winner and runner-up of the Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta, bagging home US$1 million and US$250,000 in investment respectively. The challenge was launched by California-based VC Radicle Growth and ChemChina-owned Swiss agri-tech Syngenta Group to search for food techs who are transforming the future of protein. Competing against more than … Read more

Cultured Meats: Who, How and When?

In October, team members from Midan Marketing attended the virtual Cultured Meat Symposium to learn more about the cultured meat and poultry products which promise (or threaten) to turn our industry on its head. As a food scientist, I was intrigued to learn about how future food is being made. As part of the customer … Read more

Aleph Farms Debuts Commercial Production Platform for Cultivated Steak, Starts Construction of Its ‘BioFarm’

Today, Aleph Farms announced a platform for the commercial production of its cultivated beef steak. The company says this platform will allow it to eventually produce meat grown from cells of a living cow affordably at scale, putting its cultivated steak at price parity with factory farmed meat. The new production process is the first … Read more

TUM (Technical University of Munich) – Professor in “Cellular Agriculture”

The professorship will be assigned to the TUM School of Life Sciences and will join the Department Life Science Engineering. TUM School of Life Sciences is located at the inter-disciplinary campus Freising – Weihenstephan with ample opportunities for collaborations in the areas of food and (bio)process engineering, biotechnology and food sciences. Source: TUM – Professor … Read more