Cultured meat firm resurrects woolly mammoth in lab-grown meatball
Truth, as the saying goes, is often stranger than fiction. The very notion of resurrecting the long-extinct woolly mammoth was the stuff of fantasy not that long ago, but scientists are already workin
Vow’s first cultured meat product close to Singapore unveiling after $49.2M Series A
Another cell-based meat company is poised to have its meat products introduced in restaurants.
Gourmey grabs $48 million to keep working on lab-grown foie gras
French startup Gourmey just raised a Series A funding round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. In total, the company banked $48 million (€48 million). The company has been working on cultivated meat,
Cultured meat startup Prolific Machines unveils its ‘Henry Ford approach’ to cell growth
Its technology is a way to grow and control cells without the need for any of those expensive recombinant proteins for cell production.
Eat Just bags $25M, gets Alibaba’s help to sell alternative protein in China
China is a notoriously difficult market for international startups to crack, but one company seems to have found the recipe for wooing the country’s picky consumers. Three years after Eat Just l
Meati Foods sinks teeth into $150M to expand its mushroom-root meat operations
After five years of research, Meati Foods is poised to begin shipping its plant-based meat product later this year.
Investors salivate over food tech companies perfecting precision fermentation
The technology is not "new," but what has industry followers so excited is the potential for better-quality, more-cost-effective proteins compared to animal-based counterparts.
Andreessen Horowitz backs SCiFi Foods as it develops cell-cultivated, plant-based burger
The company is using both plant-based and real cultivated beef cells in its approach to grow meat from animal cells at large-scale and more affordably.
Synthesis Capital closed its first fund with $300M, giving boost to food tech’s future
While much of the recent capital has targeted the consumer-facing, or downstream side, the firm believes future investments will go into technologies closer to the farm or lab.
Impossible Foods’ Pat Brown will discuss plant-based meats at TC Sessions: Climate 2022
You can’t tackle climate change without taking a hard look at the environmental impact of the global meat and dairy industries. Combined, they emit 7.1 gigatons of greenhouse gasses every year and a
UPSIDE Foods bites into $400M round to serve cultivated meat later this year
Pending regulatory review, the company’s chicken product will be available to consumers in the U.S. later this year.
Planetary wants to help food startups brew up more fake meat
Planetary aims to bring all of the alternative protein production planets into orbit with its scaling technology.
Plantish fishes for restaurant partners to try plant-based salmon filets
Plantish aims to get its salmon product into the first five restaurants by December 2023.
Yali Bio wants to fatten up plant-based foods
Yali Bio is using precision fermentation to build up a microbial strain library of fats that plant-based companies can use instead of oils as the basis for their alternative meat products.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Cell-cultured meat, alternative financing, avoiding tech debt
You don't need to be a scientist to understand the impacts of factory farming: if you've driven past the cattle feedlot in Coalinga, CA, the smell travels for miles.
Is cell-cultured meat ready for prime time?
Cell-cultured meat is a hot topic, yet the process for producing meat in this manner remains slow and costly.
Tiamat Sciences cooking up plant-based proteins for cheaper production of cellular meat
Adil estimates that today’s growth factor costs $2 million per gram to make, but she believes that with efforts from Tiamat Sciences and others, that cost could come down 10 times.
New Age Meats bites into $25M for cultured meat product line development
The company will begin production of its first product offering, a variety of pork sausages, next year.
America’s innovators will solve climate change, not regulators
Our best hope for reducing carbon emissions isn't new government spending. It's a technological sea change -- one that can only come from the private sector.
Cutting out carbon emitters with bioengineering at XTC Global Finals on July 22
Bioengineering may soon provide compelling, low-carbon alternatives in industries where even the best methods produce significant emissions. Utilizing natural and engineered biological process has led