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
When discussing the connection between food and our environment, it is necessary to touch on greenhouse gas emissions of different foods. Cattle is often touted as the worst offender, while rice is also blamed for a high amount of emissions. Transporting food of course releases emissions, and air transport is the least favorable option for the environment. So – what percentage of greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading How Much Do Food and Agriculture Actually Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
Eating a steak that was sourced from a tiger sounds exotic, taboo, and highly illegal (because it is). Would you try a tiger steak if it didn’t involve any slaughter? A start-up based in New York called Primeval Foods wants to offer exactly that. The company uses cultivated meat production methods to create meat analogs from wild animals, without slaughtering them. Here’s what the company … Continue reading Would You Order a Lab-Grown Tiger Steak at a Restaurant?
This week, researchers from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland announced that they have developed an egg white product made from fungi. The egg was developed using precision fermentation, a process that allows for the programming of micro-organisms (like fungi or bacteria) to produce complex organic molecules (like protein or fat). The food-tech scientists used a fungus called Trichoderma reesei to produce ovalbumin, the … Continue reading Vegan Egg Whites…Made From Fungi?