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Will Europe Follow Singapore in Approving Cultured Meat?

As the technology matures, cultured meat will not limit itself to replacing traditional meat, but will also bring novel products that can’t be grown by traditional agriculture, such as personalized foods tailored to the needs of a particular person or group. If the success of vegan food is an indicator, the next few years will see a vast expansion of cultured meat. “Most consumers are already onboard because they understand the benefits of this production method,” Morin-Forest said. “Cultured meat is not for 2050, it is a very concrete solution to tackle today’s environmental and sanitary challenges.”

Source: Will Europe Follow Singapore in Approving Cultured Meat?

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The EU Invests 2.7M Euros in Cultured Meat Bio-Tech, Demonstrating that Brussels is Committing to Cultured Meat

The EU is subsidising a research program from the Meat4All consortium to the amount of 2.7M Euros, the consortium believes this is the first time a cell-based meat project has received financial backing from Brussels, according to FoodNavigator.com. The finance has been allocated from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R&D funding programme, and signifies that the EU is committed to sourcing alternative protein. Leading the consortium is San Sebastián-based BioTech Foods, which has been producing a slaughter-free pork-cell based product called Ethicameat since 2017. French firm Organotechnie, a biotech supplier, is also participating.

Source: The EU Invests 2.7M Euros in Cultured Meat Bio-Tech, Demonstrating that Brussels is Committing to Cultured Meat – vegconomist – the vegan business magazine

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What’s Next for the Alternative Meat Industry?

Consider the combination of the crops being used: soy, wheat, and pea protein are the most typical. This invokes the debate about wheat versus soy, about GMO versus non-GMO. As the plant-based movement shifted to the mainstream, it became a product that wasn’t just for vegans and vegetarians. People started looking at fat and sodium content. People cited the environmental impact. Yes, alternative meats use less water and land, but these are still monocrops. There’s a lot of noise coming from non-GMO activists as well as the traditional protein industry pointing out what can be seen as the “weaknesses” of alternative meats. As the category grows and competition speeds up, that’s only likely to increase.

Source: What’s Next for the Alternative Meat Industry? – GLG

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Webinar: Overview of the European plant-based food market and consumer, June 30th

The demand for plant-based food is surging across the globe, and consumers from North America to Asia are increasingly interested in delicious plant-based products. In response to this growing demand, the Good Food Institute will be hosting a series of webinars highlighting different plant-based markets around the world.

Up first: the Good Food Institute is partnering with our partner organization, ProVeg International, to present market and consumer data on the European market! ProVeg International recently surveyed several thousand consumers across nine European countries in order to identify priorities for product improvement and development based on consumers’ experiences of purchasing and consuming plant-based products.

During this webinar we will review high level market data on the European market (with focuses on the U.K., Germany, and France), and will learn about the enormous potential for developing and launching new plant-based products in multiple food categories with clear growth opportunities.

Source: Overview of the European plant-based food market and consumer

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HCS Pharma is part of the European consortium ScaLABle-MEAT with the BIOMIMESYS® technology

The ScaLABle-MEAT project, founded by Eurostar program, will develop a technology to produce lab-grown meat based on Nobel prize winning stem cell technology. The consortium is composed of four European companies: Meatable (Holland), Bit Bio (UK), Ebers (Spain) and HCS Pharma (France). It will deliver a technology platform consisting of bovine cell lines that are easily transformed into fat and muscle cells, a highly efficient cell expansion process, and a tailor-made bioreactor-scaffold combination to generate pieces of meat.

Source: HCS Pharma is part of the European consortium ScaLABle-MEAT with the BIOMIMESYS® technology

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From Cell Culture to Food : Making it a European Reality #3, May 20, 2020, 5 PM CEST

Academia and cellular agriculture

Topic 1 : How to convert existing knowledge and infrastructure to cellular agriculture ? with Tom Ben-Arye
Topic 2 : How to get publishable research in cellular agriculture ? with Mark Post

To register use this link

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Webinars ‘From cell culture to food’ May, 6/13/20/27 (2020)

With this intake form you can sign up for the webinars of ‘from cell culture to food, making it an European reality’.

Webinar 1, 6.05.2020, 17.00 – 18.45: European actors The European Cellular Agriculture Scene: who are active now and where are we missing activity: Alex Holst Consumer Attitude in Europe and how to frame the debate: Nathalie Rolland

Webinar 2, 13.05.2020, 17.00 – 18.45: Funding in cellular agriculture Speakers will be confirmed soon.

Webinar 3, 20.05.2020, 17.00 – 18.45: Academia and cellular agricultureHow to convert existing knowledge and infrastructure to cellular agriculture: Tom Ben Arye, Good Food Institute How to get publishable research in cellular agriculture: Prof. Mark Post

Webinar 4, 27.05.2020, 17.00 – 18.45: Planning a career in cellular agriculture Career planning session: Effective Altruism Geneva

Source: Intake Form for ‘From cell culture to food’

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We were at the kick-off meeting of ScaLABle-MEAT european project

Last week, it was a great pleasure to meet our partners during the kick-off meeting of ScaLABle-MEAT project, funded by EUREKA and the national funding agencies associated with the Eurostars program. It was held in the offices of Meatable (Delft). This ScaLaBlle-MEAT project is coordinated by Daan Luining (CTO and cofounder of Meatable). Four different companies with 4 different and complementary expertises are associated within this consortium: Meatable (Holland), Bit Bio (UK), Ebers (Spain) and HCS Pharma (France), with the objective to develop the technological platform to produce lab-grown meats.

Source: We were at the kick-off meeting of ScaLABle-MEAT european project | HCS Pharma

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We were at the kick-off meeting of ScaLABle-MEAT european project

Last week, it was a great pleasure to meet our partners during the kick-off meeting of ScaLABle-MEAT project, funded by EUREKA and the national funding agencies associated with the Eurostars program. It was held in the offices of Meatable (Delft). This ScaLaBlle-MEAT project is coordinated by Daan Luining (CTO and cofounder of Meatable). Four different companies with 4 different and complementary expertises are associated within this consortium: Meatable (Holland), Bit Bio (UK), Ebers (Spain) and HCS Pharma (France), with the objective to develop the technological platform to produce lab-grown meats.

Source: We were at the kick-off meeting of ScaLABle-MEAT european project | HCS Pharma