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Israel is a fake meat powerhouse

For such a small country, Israel has a disproportionately high number of alternative meat startups – over 50, according to Nir Goldstein, the managing director of the Good Food Institute Israel. This should come as no surprise: Israel’s startup ecosystem frequently ranks among the best in the world. But there is ample support for alt-meat innovation in particular. “The market is so hot that we don’t know of any alt-protein startup that hasn’t been able to raise seed funding,” says Goldstein.

Source: Israel is a fake meat powerhouse | WIRED UK

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Japan and Singapore top targets for cultured meat firm Aleph Farm’s pilot plant launch

In January, Aleph Farms signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsubishi Corporation’s Food Industry Group to explore the potential of cultivated meat in the increasingly meat-hungry Japan.“This MoU implements specific action items on future consumer acceptance and regulatory pathways. The end goal would be to manufacture and market cultivated meat to the Japanese consumers​,” Toubia explained.

Source: Meat up: Japan and Singapore top targets for cultured meat firm Aleph Farm’s pilot plant launch

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A €50 Million Vegan Cheese Research Facility Is Opening in the Silicon Valley of Food

A €50 million facility dedicated to developing new vegan cheese, butter, and other dairy-free products is opening in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The city has been dubbed the “Silicon Valley” of food.The Upfield Group, parent company to Greek vegan cheese brand Violife and plant-based margarine brand Flora, announced the Upfield Food Science Centre last month. It hopes to open the facility before the end of 2021.

Source: A €50 Million Vegan Cheese Research Facility Is Opening in the Silicon Valley of Food | LIVEKINDLY