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
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?
At Future Foodie, our favorite thing is trying innovative, novel products that use alternative ingredients with the planet (and our health) in mind. One company doing exactly this is called Voyage Foods, and this week we tried their nut-free spread. The company’s mission is to “future proof your favorite foods”, including coffee, cacao, and peanut butter. So what exactly is peanut-free spread? Here is what … Continue reading Sampling Voyage Foods’ Nut-Free Spread Made from Legumes and Grains
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)
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
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?
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
When a PR firm asks if you want to try chocolates that boost energy, concentration, and metabolism, you say yes. I had the opportunity to try Energy Bites from Sourse, a new functional chocolate brand co-founded by actress Sarah Hyland (best known for her role in Modern Family), and I couldn’t stop eating them. I’m picky about both the chocolate and caffeine I consume; I … Continue reading I Tried A Celebrity’s “Hot Girl Chocolates” – And I’m Obssesed
Juicy Marbles is currently the only company that currently offers a vegan filet mignon on the market. These juicy, well-marbled tenderloins are made from soy and wheat protein, unsaturated sunflower seed oil, beetroot coloring, and natural flavors. Watch the seductive sizzle below. Continue reading Watch A Vegan Cook & Eat Filet Mignon of the Future
Composting has been a top solution for waste management for biodegradable materials that do not need to be sent to the landfill. However, the issue with this solution is that simply not enough people do it. Most of us are familiar with the natural composting process, where it typically takes a few months for food scraps and other natural products to fully decompose. Now, thanks … Continue reading The Composter of the Future Processes Food Waste in Only 5 Hours