Scientists devise greenest possible diet, including insect burgers and half a shot’s worth of booze

Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have concluded that switching from a diet rich in meat and dairy products to one with plenty of “novel” foods like algae, insects, cultured meat and mycoproteins can cut the environmental impact of eating by more than 80 per cent. Source: Scientists devise greenest possible diet, including … Read more

Incorporation of novel foods in European diets can reduce global warming potential, water use and land use by over 80%

Replacing animal-source foods in current diets with novel foods reduced all environmental impacts by over 80% and still met nutrition and feasible consumption constraints. Source: Incorporation of novel foods in European diets can reduce global warming potential, water use and land use by over 80% | Nature Food

Faux Leather, Real Money: Fabric Funding Sizzles As Startups Spin Out Cell-Grown Leather And More

This week was a case in point, with Silicon Valley-based VitroLabs, a developer of cell-cultivated leather, closing on $46 million in a Series A funding round. Agronomics led the financing, joined by a list of backers including Khosla Ventures and Leonardo DiCaprio. Source: Faux Leather, Real Money: Fabric Funding Sizzles As Startups Spin Out Cell-Grown … Read more

Big meat is gobbling up fake meat companies

Meat companies such as JBS and Cargill have invested heavily in plant-based proteins and laboratory-grown meats in recent years and bought out several smaller companies, according to a report published Tuesday by the non-profit Food & Water Watch and a March report from IPES-Food, a coalition of food systems experts. Source: Big meat is gobbling … Read more

Unicorn Bio is building the hardware to scale cultivated meat from lab to table

Cultivated meat, grown in a bioreactor rather than out on the range, might be one of the big food trends of the decade. But it’s relying on tech built around multiplying yeast and bacteria cells, not animal tissue — and Unicorn Biotechnologies wants to change that with new equipment created with mass food production in … Read more

Cultured meat burger on your plate is getting closer and closer: the Netherlands makes largest investment ever | Inland – World Today News

The National Growth Fund is investing sixty million euros in education and research into the technology for producing milk and meat directly from animal cells. The Groefonds believes that the climate and environmental benefits are extremely promising. Moreover, no animals need to be slaughtered for cultured meat. Source: Cultured meat burger on your plate is … Read more

Promoting plant-based: What motivates people to eat less meat?

Environmental concerns don’t motivate consumers to replace meat products with plant-based alternatives, new research suggests. So, what does prompt people to make the swap? And how can the food industry tap into this to support growth in the plant-based aisle? Source: Promoting plant-based: What motivates people to eat less meat?

Cultivated meat: the novel food technology which could help animals and the planet | Eurogroup for Animals

GAIA and Eurogroup for Animals hosted Europe’s first-ever symposium on cultivated meat and precision fermentation. Scientific experts, industry representatives and advocates attended the event in Brussels to discuss the future of our food system. Source: Cultivated meat: the novel food technology which could help animals and the planet | Eurogroup for Animals