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New Food Invest – online – 18 March 2021

The New Food Invest is a 3-in-1 conference format, catering for three different time zones on a single day: it provides convenient access for the Asian/Australian market followed by the European/Middle Eastern region and closes with a focus on the North & South American continent. Each NFI ticket grants access to all sessions and leverages the value of the event, providing you with 12 hours of attractive programming.

Source: New Food Invest

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Bill Gates Wants Us to Eat 100% Synthetic Beef: What Is It?

Meanwhile, Memphis Meats, which Gates namechecked in the Technology Review interview, wants to avoid animals altogether whenever possible—including by harvesting cells from procedures like animal biopsies, where cells would be discarded. Memphis Meats makes ground beef, as well as lab-grown chicken and duck. So far, neither Memphis Meats nor Mosa is on any menus, with the economically depressed restaurant scene of 2020 putting a serious damper on development. Mosa believes it will have a menu-ready product by 2022.

In the Technology Review interview, Gates specifically cited Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat as examples of scalable technologies that could reach consumers more quickly. As for the “cellular” kind of lab grown meat? “I don’t know that that will ever be economical,” Gates admitted.

Source: Bill Gates Wants Us to Eat 100% Synthetic Beef: What Is It?

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Other alternatives to meat

Bollywood couple Genelia, Riteish Deshmukh start plant-based meat venture

Bollywood couple Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh have started a new plant-based meat venture, Imagine Meats.Plant-based meats are made entirely from plant ingredients such as pea protein and coconut oil, but replicate the taste, smell, and sizzle of animal meat.Globally, the sector is growing rapidly, with several companies scaling up and even being listed on stock exchanges. Data from the Good Food Institute, the leading non-profit advancing the sector, shows 2019 was a watershed moment with hundreds of millions of dollars in global investment and retail sales in the sector, and increasing advancement into Asian markets.

Source: Bollywood couple Genelia, Riteish Deshmukh start plant-based meat venture – The Economic Times

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Compagnies and key players

UK startup Higher Steaks debuts world’s first lab-grown bacon

While plant-based diets are growing in popularity, many people across the world will go on craving the taste and texture of meat — which is where Higher Steaks comes in.The Cambridge-based startup announced on Tuesday that it has created the world’s first prototype of lab-grown bacon rashers and pork belly, using animal cells.“This is a major milestone for Higher Steaks,” said founder and chief executive Benjamina Bollag in a statement. “We have made substantial advancements in a relatively short amount of time whilst managing cash flow.”

Source: UK startup Higher Steaks debuts world’s first lab-grown bacon

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Cleaning Up Clean Meat: How Future Fields Is Replacing Fetal Bovine Serum

Future Fields is a startup working to produce a clean and affordable alternative to FBS, and wants to share it with the entire cellular agriculture industry. By focusing on the growth media, the company hopes to accelerate the growth and innovation of all clean meat startups. We spoke with Future Fields Co-Founder & Product Lead, Lejjy Gafour, to learn more about the company’s work and its plans for the future.

Source: Cleaning Up Clean Meat: How Future Fields Is Replacing Fetal Bovine Serum | CleanTechnica

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Compagnies and key players

HigherSteaks’ cultured pork should be ready in three years

And that is what UK-based startup HigherSteaks is betting on. Co-founded in 2017 by Benjamina Bollag, a 26-year-old with a Masters in chemical engineering from Imperial College, HigherSteaks is right now in the development process and aiming to bring cultured pork — created from animal cells, not slaughtered meat — to our plates from 2022.While some of its competitors are developing steak, or chicken, HigherSteaks has chosen pork, because it is the most-consumed meat in the world, a big user of antibiotics, and also in the grip of a massive crisis due to rampaging African Swine Fever.

Source: HigherSteaks’ cultured pork should be ready in three years

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Nuggs : the plant-based, lab-grown meat industry of tomorrow 

With a business development background that’s more app than snack, Pasternak plans to use his technology pedigree to his advantage as Nuggs attempts to carve out a place for itself in an already crowded market. The company operates similar to a technology startup, with Pasternak taking a unique approach to product development. Much like an app, Nuggs will release updates to its nuggets as the formula is constantly improved upon in response to user feedback, according to a recent press release.

Source: Meet the future: the plant-based, lab-grown meat industry of tomorrow | Big Data | GigaBit

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Start-up VOW secures grant to produce lab-grown meat

The state’s Minister for Jobs, Investment and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayers, announced that North Parramatta-based start-up VOW has been awarded the grant funding in order to develop its technology that sees meat cultivated from animal cells.VOW was established in March this year, according to the LinkedIn profiles of its two founders, former Cochlear design lead Tim Noakesmith and George Peppou (pictured), program manager and start-up mentor at Cicada Innovations Incubator.

Source: Start-up secures grant to produce lab-grown meat | My Business

Media release of NSW Government :https://www.treasury.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-08/20190816%20-%20Media%20Release%20-%20NSW%20Treasury%20-%20Western%20Sydney%20puts%20lab%20grown%20meat%20on%20the%20menu.pdf