Israeli cultured meat foodtech company SuperMeat has been piloting a farm-to-fork restaurant that serves a chicken menu based on meat cultivated on-site in a futuristic kitchen. The restaurant, called “The Chicken,” is located in the small city of Ness Ziona. From the outside, it looks like another building in the high-tech industrial area of the city, which is called “park of science.”
Aleph Farms, an Israeli cultivated meat company that grows steaks directly from non-genetically modified animal cells, has announced the completion of a $105 million Series B funding round. The round was led by the Growth Fund of L Catterton, a consumer-focused private equity firm, and DisruptAD, one of the largest venture platforms in the Middle East. To date, it brings its total funding to $118 million.
San Francisco based company Wildtype specialises in agriculture technology. More specifically, they’re working with cell-based agriculture to grow salmon for human consumption. But what does this mean? Throughout this blog, we’re going to take a look at what exactly Wildtype is doing, and why they’re shaping the future of seafood.
Israeli food-tech company Future Meat Technologies, which has developed innovative technology to produce cultured meat, has announced that it has opened the world’s first industrial cultured meat facility. The Rehovot-based company says that it has the manufacturing capacity to produce 500 kilograms of cultured products a day, equivalent to 5,000 hamburgers.
The Better Meat Co. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to open its new multi-million dollar fermentation plant that will produce the company’s new mycoprotein ingredient, Rhiza.The West Sacramento plant was built in a former moon bounce facility called The Bounce Spot, which owner Paul Shapiro said is fitting since his facility will now ensure those children’s future.
Karana is the Singapore food start-up positioning itself as Asia’s first whole-plant-based meat brand. Its flagship product — a pulled pork substitute — is made entirely from jackfruit, oil and salt, without processed ingredients or preservatives. Started in 2018 as demand for meat alternatives was growing, Riegler said he saw a gap in the market for meat substitutes designed specifically for Asian cuisines.
Cultured Decadence, a Madison, Wis.-based cellular agriculture company, closed its $1.6M pre-seed financing. Backers included Bluestein Ventures, Joyance Partners, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, gener8tor, GlassWall Syndicate, Bascom Ventures, and China-based Dao Foods.
Dutch cultured protein company Mosa Meat said over the weekend it has reduced the cost of its fat media by 66 times thanks to the work of a group the company refers to as its Fat Team. Without listing actual price numbers, Mosa Meat said its fat medium now costs 1.52 percent of what it did less than two years ago, in September of 2019.
The company believes in the potential for cultured meat to have a dramatic impact on business models, products, consumer habits, and sustainability. Developing such technology requires a great deal of expertise across a range of disciplines and we believe that enabling the production of cultured meat by licensing the production technologies is a powerful way to accelerate widespread adoption.
“Our team introduced the world to cultured meat, and the evolution to Upside Foods communicates our passion and potential to make our favorite foods healthier for the planet,” said Uma Valeti, chief executive officer and founder. “Our new name showcases the work we are doing to make eating meat a force for good. We can’t wait for consumers to try our Upside chicken soon. If you love chicken and the planet, Upside is for you.”