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.
Klim harvests $6.6M seed to get more farmers growing greener
Berlin-based agriTech startup Klim is in a hurry to get farmers adopting so-called ‘regenerative’ methods — which are touted as less harmful to soils and biodiversity than convention
Planted gets $72M to put whole cuts of vegan chicken on Europe’s menu
Planted, a Swiss startup that’s cooking up alternative proteins using biostructuring and fermentation to serve “clean” cuts of vegan meat — such as the plant-based chicken brea
Mermade Seafoods swims in cell agriculture waters to make cultivated scallops
Mermade Seafoods' circular approach uses biowaste to feed algae, which is then used as the growth media to feed the cells. The company calls this interpretation of aquaponics “cytoponics."
Lumachain, using computer vision to transform meat production, bites into new capital
Lumachain's goal is to solve some of the global meat industry's key challenges, including employee shortages and supply chain disruptions.
Do you claim to care about climate? Let’s talk about what’s on your plate
If you claim to care about climate change, we need to have a word about food. Specifically, about the fantastically unsustainable way we consume food in the U.S. There’s a number of issues here,
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.
Galley Solutions turns kitchen chaos into recipe for streamlined operations
The company’s technology is a kitchen productivity tool that focuses on core recipe data, and the purchasing and inventory aspects stem from that.
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.
The Bowery Farming TC-1
While dozens of vertical farms have sprouted in the past decade, few have attracted the amount of attention that New Jersey-based Bowery Farming enjoys.
Bowery Farming is forcing us all to look up at the future of vertical agriculture
Food is the very nourishment of life, but it’s becoming increasingly challenging to grow at scale. A combination of explosive population growth, climate change and depleting sources of water is…
Can LEDs ultimately replace the sun?
For Bowery Farming, no technology is too small to optimize, and no data is too insignificant to track. Combined together, the startup hopes to orchestrate the future of farming and build a moat.
The importance of decentralized insurance in a destabilizing climate
The beauty of decentralized parametric insurance is its simplicity: It can be understood as an “if/then” equation, which is automatically executed via a smart contract.
IoT satellite network startup Hiber secures €26M in funding round led by EU’s innovation agency
European satellite and communications startup Hiber BV has secured €26 million in EU and private investment to expand its IoT satellite network. The funding comes from the European Innovation Counci
Bill Gates wants Western countries to eat ‘synthetic meat’; Meatable has raised $47 million to make it
In a recent interview discussing Bill Gates’ recent book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster“, the Microsoft and Breakthrough Energy founder (and the world’s third wealthiest man)
GrubMarket raises $60M as food delivery stays center stage
Companies that have leveraged technology to make the procurement and delivery of food more accessible to more people have been seeing a big surge of business this year, as millions of consumers are en
Higher Steaks brings home the bacon, revealing lab-grown pork belly and bacon strips
In what could be a starting gun for the commercialization of the cell-based meat business, upstart cultivated meat company Higher Steaks said it has managed to produce samples of its first products &#
Creative Destruction Lab launches a new startup program dedicated to COVID-19 response
Global academic science and tech startup accelerator program Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is adding a dedicated stream to its existing areas of focus, which include AI, health sciences, space, quant
Impossible Foods confirms $500 million fundraising, has raised $1.3 billion in total
Impossible Foods, the privately held meat replacement challenger to publicly traded Beyond Meat, said it has raised roughly $500 million in its latest round of funding. The new investment brings the c