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Its technology is a way to grow and control cells without the need for any of those expensive recombinant proteins for cell production.

Cultured meat startup Prolific Machines unveils its ‘Henry Ford approach’ to cell growth

The company, using precision fermentation to create “nature-identical” chicken, beef, fish and other meat proteins, intends to be commercially ready in two years.

Bond Pet Foods enters meat proteins phase with $17.5M Series A

Lumachain’s goal is to solve some of the global meat industry’s key challenges, including employee shortages and supply chain disruptions.

Lumachain, using computer vision to transform meat production, bites into new capital

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…

Eat Just bags $25M, gets Alibaba’s help to sell alternative protein in China

The company’s three-pronged technology includes creating ideal environment for the shrimp, remote operations management and AI-powered automation to monitor and feed them.

Your future shrimp meal could come from Atarraya’s farming technology

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.

Andreessen Horowitz backs SCiFi Foods as it develops cell-cultivated, plant-based burger

She will also be featured in a new campaign touting her recipes for using Beyond Meat and other creative content.

Kim Kardashian lends her taste buds to Beyond Meat as first chief taste consultant

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…

Impossible Foods’ Pat Brown will discuss plant-based meats at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

Cultivated meat, grown in a bioreactor rather than out on the range, might be one of the big food trends of the decade. But it’s relying on tech built around…

Unicorn Bio is building the hardware to scale cultivated meat from lab to table

Pending regulatory review, the company’s chicken product will be available to consumers in the U.S. later this year.

UPSIDE Foods bites into $400M round to serve cultivated meat later this year

Planetary aims to bring all of the alternative protein production planets into orbit with its scaling technology.

Planetary wants to help food startups brew up more fake meat

Its first product is a crispy, plant-based riff on chicken nuggets that is made with just seven ingredients.

Nowadays puts its spin on plant-based nuggets

The company is creating a marketplace connecting local, regenerative farms in the 99 counties of Iowa to consumers purchasing boxes of beef, pork and poultry.

99 Counties taps regenerative agriculture trend for meat marketplace

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…

Yali Bio wants to fatten up plant-based foods

While plant-based versions of chicken and beef have become popular in recent years, Black Sheep Foods believes that meats, like lamb and other game, were left behind by the trend.

Will your nose know lamb? Black Sheep Foods is betting it will

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.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cell-cultured meat, alternative financing, avoiding tech debt

Cell-cultured meat is a hot topic, yet the process for producing meat in this manner remains slow and costly.

Is cell-cultured meat ready for prime time?

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…

Tiamat Sciences cooking up plant-based proteins for cheaper production of cellular meat

The company will begin production of its first product offering, a variety of pork sausages, next year.

New Age Meats bites into $25M for cultured meat product line development

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 to low-carbon textiles from AlgiKnit,…

Cutting out carbon emitters with bioengineering at XTC Global Finals on July 22

Orbillion Bio’s plans to make high-end meats in a lab have investors lining up for a seat at the company’s cap table. Mere weeks after launching from Y Combinator’s famous…

Investors eat up Orbillion Bio’s plans for lab-grown Wagyu beef, elk and bison

Corporations are quickly waking up to the market potential of alternative proteins, with the nation’s biggest consumer brands continuing to make investments and create partnerships with startup companies helping consumers…

Will Budweiser brew eggs and will Post cereal make meat?

Meati, a company turning mycelium (the structural fibers of fungi) into healthier meat replacements for consumers, is prepping for a big summer rollout. Co-founder Tyler Huggins expects to have the…

I can’t believe it’s not meat! Mycelium meat replacement company aims for summer launch of first products

About a year after Beyond Meat debuted in China on Starbucks’s menu, the Californian plant-based protein company opened a production facility near Shanghai to tap the country’s supply chain resources…

Beyond Meat opens its first production plant in China

Plant-based meat replacements have commanded a huge amount of investor and consumer attention in the decade or more since new entrants like Beyond Meat first burst onto the scene. These…

While other startups develop alt-proteins for meat replacement, Nourish Ingredients focuses on fat

Last week a select group of 20 employees and guests gathered at an event space on the San Francisco Bay, and, while looking out at the Bay Bridge, dined on…

This Y Combinator startup is taking lab-grown meat upscale with elk, lamb and Wagyu beef cell lines

Eat Just, the purveyor of eggless eggs and mayonnaise and the first government-approved vendor of lab-grown chicken, has raised $200 million in a new round of funding, the company said.…

Eat Just (the alt-protein company formerly known as Hampton Creek) has raised another $200 million

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) advocated for citizens…

Bill Gates wants Western countries to eat ‘synthetic meat’; Meatable has raised $47 million to make it

In the nearly 10 years since it launched as a whole animal butchery out of a storefront in East Nashville, the founders of Porter Road have wanted to herd America’s…

Porter Road’s sustainable, whole animal butchery raises $10 million to expand across the US

The Israeli startup Redefine Meat, which has developed a manufacturing process to make plant-based proteins that more closely resemble choice cuts of beef than the current crop of hamburger-adjacent offerings,…

Redefine Meat is moving plant-based proteins from patties to steaks