Animal Alternative makes a platform play in the growing market of cultured meat

Animal Alternative, which presented today at TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, is the brainchild of two Cambridge grads who repeatedly encountered each other during their studies in biotech there. Clarisse Beurrier and Yash Mishra found that they shared a conviction that meat production desperately needs a reboot, and their skills complemented each other as well. They … Read more

Leo DiCaprio invests in cultivated-meat firms Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat

Cultivated meat — which is grown from animal cells — is still in early stages and has garnered criticism from some greens, but DiCaprio’s involvement provides a boost from one of the world’s most prominent climate activists. Driving the news: DiCaprio will be investing undisclosed sums in the Dutch startup Mosa Meat, which made the … Read more

Are cultivated proteins the future of pet food?

Proteins from sources other than animals have received a healthy dose of attention for both pet food and human food in recent years, attracting not only consumer interest but also heavy investment. Cue the latest announcement: Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” judge, recently helped Wild Earth, which since 2019 has offered dog treats and … Read more

Meatable, DSM Partner to Lower Cost of Cultivated Meat

Meatable, the cultivated meat startup, has entered into a joint development agreement with Dutch multinational Royal DSM, a global purpose-led, science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, to co-develop growth media for cultivated meat. Growth media is a nutrient-rich liquid which contains the essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, salts, vitamins, and growth factors that … Read more

Formo’s Lab-Grown Mozzarella Gets Funds for Cow-Free Cheese Expansion

A startup that makes cultured mozzarella and ricotta cheeses without cows has just got record funding from investors looking to tap the growing market for environmentally friendly dairy alternatives.Berlin-based Formo will use the $50 million of Series A funding — a record for a European foodtech — to expand its product range into mature and … Read more

Start-up Biftek develops a growth medium supplement for “clean meat”

Turkish-US start-up Biftek produces a growth medium supplement made from lyophilised, bacteria-based serum to replace foetal bovine serum (FBS) in cell-cultured meat production, bringing the price down from $400 per litre to just $10 per litre. Source: Start-up develops a growth medium supplement for “clean meat”

Singapore Gets a Taste of the World’s First Lab-Grown Crab

Singapore-based startup Shiok Meats recently unveiled the world’s first lab-grown crab meat at a tasting event at Kebaya, an eclectic restaurant in Bukit Timah, Singapore. The first cell-based meat company in Singapore, Shiok Meats creates real seafood from a small amount of animal cells in a lab setting, a method of producing food that does … Read more