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Dutch startup Farmless has today announced that it has raised a €1.2 million pre-seed equity round at an undisclosed valuation to bring to our tables proteins created without the need…

With its planet-friendly protein, Farmless wants to dramatically outperform animal agriculture

In a world of climate change-fueled food shortages, insect-based proteins are being viewed as an increasingly valuable potential alternative food service. Livin Farms has put insect larvae at the center…

Livin Farms’ investors are betting $5.8M on powdered fly larvae

Fermentation has a long, rich history in food production, from beer and wine to yogurt and cheese, leavened bread and coffee, miso and tempeh, sauerkraut and kimchi, to name just…

Solar Foods wants to replace industrial animal farming with a high-tech protein harvest

Miruku is breeding and engineering plant crops to turn their cells into dairy proteins using energy from the sun.

Miruku replacing animals with plants to create dairy proteins

Last time I was in Hong Kong, a startup gave me a jar of mealworms as a snack. They were crunchy and a bit odd looking (as one might expect…

Mealworm farming company Beta Hatch raises $10M

The age of alternative meats is upon us.  Beyond Meat is a $5 billion public company selling burgers in Canadian McDonald’s and American Carl’s Jr., breakfast sausages in Dunkin, and…

What’s beyond Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods in the future of food?

Continuing its quest to become the Amazon Web Services for biomanufacturing, Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a new spinoff called Motif Ingredients with $90 million in funding to develop proteins that…

With $90 million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food

Google-owned AI specialist, DeepMind, has claimed a “significant milestone” in being able to demonstrate the usefulness of artificial intelligence to help with the complex task of predicting 3D structures of…

DeepMind claims early progress in AI-based predictive protein modelling

No matter how many tears are shed watching “Okja,” people are still going to eat meat—and the raising of meat is hard on the planet. Even feeding livestock and fish…

Entocycle uses larvae to fuel a more sustainable food chain