Vow, a cultivated meat company based in Australia, has announced the creation of a mammoth meatball, made entirely from lab-grown muscle tissue. Using ancient DNA from well-preserved mammoth specimens, the company was able to create a sustainable alternative to traditional meat products to showcase the vast potential of the cellular agriculture space. While the idea of dining on prehistoric creatures may seem far-fetched, Vow hopes … Continue reading Would You Try a Meatball Made From Mammoth DNA?
I was recently in an Uber in Mexico City, and my driver recommended that I visit a market where I could try lion meat tacos. “Lion meat? How is that legal?”. He explained to me that there is a fully legal and licensed farm somewhere in Mexico that breeds and raises lions for slaughter. The thought that immediately came to my mind was that in … Continue reading The Most Exotic Seafood and Meat Being Crafted in a Lab
Caviar is the unofficial food of the upper class, especially when paired alongside champagne. Besides being expensive and inaccessible (typically ranging from $90-$200 per tin), the other issue with caviar is that it is not a very sustainable food. At one point, the demand for caviar nearly caused the extinction of a species of sturgeon, which is the fish that “true” caviar comes from. If … Continue reading We Tried The World’s First Cultivated Caviar From Optimized Foods
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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?