FDA Gives Greenlight to the First Cultivated Meat Company in the United States

This week, the FDA completed a rigorous pre-market safety review safety test for Upside Foods, a cultivated meat start-up based in San Francisco, and had no questions regarding the safety of Upside’s cultivated meat products for human consumption. This is huge milestone in the United States, as Upside is the first cultivated meat company in the country to receive this green light. Although Singapore is … Continue reading FDA Gives Greenlight to the First Cultivated Meat Company in the United States

Meati Drops New Mycelium-Based Marinated Carne Asada

Meati is a Future Foodie favorite; we’ve loved all the products we’ve tried from the company, and brag about them when we can. To us, the brand encompasses the “future of food”. In our eyes, this means using super sustainable, nutrient-dense ingredients to make a product that tastes amazing. With that being said, you need to know about the company’s new product drop: marinated carne … Continue reading Meati Drops New Mycelium-Based Marinated Carne Asada

We Tried Bored Cow’s Animal-Free Dairy Milk

Food technology is responsible for creating everything from cultivated meat to lab-grown chocolate – and now, animal-free dairy milk. We know – that phrase sounds like a total oxymoron, but a Bored Cow has made this a reality. Bored Cow is a brand from Perfect Day, which is a heavily-funded food tech start-up based in Silicon Valley. Perfect Day produces whey protein without cows or … Continue reading We Tried Bored Cow’s Animal-Free Dairy Milk

Future of Meat: Vegan Flank Steak, Cultivated Chicken in Grocers

Welcome to the future of meat. Vegan flank steak – Israeli-based Redefine Meat announced that its’ 3D-printed vegan flank steak will soon be available at five restaurants in London: Mr. Whites, German Gymnasium, Chotto Matte, and Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar. The plant-based steak alternative uses Redefine’s 3-D printing technology to create a realistic texture and infuse meaty, umami flavor. Cultivated chicken in grocery stores – … Continue reading Future of Meat: Vegan Flank Steak, Cultivated Chicken in Grocers

California Allocates Funding for Cultivated Meat R&D

The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, and California Senate & Assembly leaders passed a state budget on June 29th, 2022 that includes the first-ever dedicated funding for cultivated meat research development in California history. The budget allocates a total of $5 million to UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Davis to use for the research and development of cultivated and plant-based meats. UPSIDE Foods, the first … Continue reading California Allocates Funding for Cultivated Meat R&D

Would You Like Woolly Mammoth Heme on Your Burger?

Heme is the iron-rich compound found in meat that provides a deep color and a rich, umami flavor. The reason the Impossible Burger tastes so real is due to the addition of the company’s proprietary plant-based heme. And now, thanks to a Belgium-based company called Paleo, we might be able to get burgers infused with Wooly Mammoth heme (news from VegNews). “How outlandish!” you must … Continue reading Would You Like Woolly Mammoth Heme on Your Burger?

We Tried Bacon Made From Mycelium (and You Should Too)

Vegan bacon sucks. Until now. We are entering the plant-based 2.0 phase where meat alternatives are becoming more realistic, more nutritious, and tastier than the first products that rolled into the market. MyForest Foods is one of the companies making much better meat alternatives. Using mycelium, the root-like structure of mycelium, MyForest Foods produces a plant-based bacon product made with six simple ingredients (mycelium, beet … Continue reading We Tried Bacon Made From Mycelium (and You Should Too)

Fish of the Future: 3D-Printed Salmon & Jackfruit Fish Fillet

A misconception exists that seafood is the more sustainable option over red meat and four-legged animals. While fish and crustaceans are wild and do not release greenhouse gases like cattle and other livestock, many fishing methods cause habitat destruction and create plastic pollution. On top of this, due to extreme overfishing, many ocean-dwelling species are now threatened or endangered. When an ecosystem loses too many … Continue reading Fish of the Future: 3D-Printed Salmon & Jackfruit Fish Fillet

Cultivated Meat: Halal or Kosher?

As you might already know, cultivated meat (also called cell-based or lab-grown meat) is produced sustainably from the extracted live cells without slaughtering the animal. Although it is not yet available on a commercial scale yet, cultured meat has similar culinary and sensory qualities to real meat. Also called lab-grown or cell-based meat, it will need to comply with certain standards and methods of production … Continue reading Cultivated Meat: Halal or Kosher?

Made from Fungi: Low-Carb, Carbon-Neutral Pasta

Michelle Ruiz, a chemical engineer from Ecuador, was faced with the challenge of modifying her mother’s diet, who was diagnosed with prediabetes. She thought of replacing wheat, which is high in carbohydrates, with mycelium (the rootlike structure of fungi) to produce high-protein, low-carb food products like pasta for diabetes at affordable prices. To commercialize the plan, Ruiz launched Hyfé Foods, a startup with $2 million … Continue reading Made from Fungi: Low-Carb, Carbon-Neutral Pasta