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

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?

Meet E-FISHient: A Promising Startup in the Cultivated Seafood Field

After rising success in the field of cultivated meat, BioMeat and the Volcani Center have collaborated to develop cultivated fish that will change the future of seafood. The two companies will work specifically on creating cultured tilapia. BioMeat Foodtech, a company specializing in investments in cultured meat and meat alternatives, has announced the formation of E-FISHient Protein, a joint venture with the Volcani Center, an … Continue reading Meet E-FISHient: A Promising Startup in the Cultivated Seafood Field

Smoked Salmon To Be Made From Fresh Spirulina

IFF-DuPont, an International food conglomerate, is teaming up with Israel-based food tech start-up SimpliiGood (by Algaecore Technologies LTD) to create a plant-based smoked salmon analog made from a single ingredient: whole fresh spirulina. The spirulina will be grown in the desert under controlled, ideal conditions, as depicted above. This particular type of blue-green algae is fast-growing, contains important nutrients (like iron, B-12, and protein), and captures … Continue reading Smoked Salmon To Be Made From Fresh Spirulina

Yes, Protein Can Be Made From Thin Air

While we can’t snap our fingers and procure a steak from thin air, this is as close as we’ve been to doing something so futuristic and outlandish. Air Protein is a California-based food tech start-up that captures carbon from the air to turn it into protein (news from Plant Based News). The company was inspired by NASA research in the 1970s that focused on novel … Continue reading Yes, Protein Can Be Made From Thin Air

Do Consumers Choose Cultivated or Traditional Meat When Given the Choice?

SuperMeat is a cultivated meat start-up based in Israel that is focused on producing chicken as its first product. The company recently conducted a test to see if consumers would choose to buy cultivated meat over traditional meat when given the choice. As cultivated meat comes closer to reaching the market, studying consumer acceptance of this product becomes increasingly more important. Watch the video below … Continue reading Do Consumers Choose Cultivated or Traditional Meat When Given the Choice?

Would You Order a Lab-Grown Tiger Steak at a Restaurant?

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?