Restaurants are often an important stop for cell-based protein companies on the road to progress and eventual ubiquitousness, since they’re an obvious testing ground for prototypes. But as Fast Company pointed out today, Israel-based alt-protein company SuperMeat took that idea a step further and opened an entire restaurant dedicated to testing cell-based chicken products.
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.