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

Future of Cheese: Taste Testing Vegan BabyBel

We’ve come a long way with vegan cheese – remember when all we had was orange bricks of Follow Your Heart and bags of shredded Daiya? It’s 2022, and now, the Bel Group, a French cheese manufacturer has released a plant-based version of its iconic Babybel mini cheese wheels. We found a bag at Whole Foods and gave it a try – check it out … Continue reading Future of Cheese: Taste Testing Vegan BabyBel

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

What is “Cultured Oil”? (And Why Would We Need That?)

Zero Acre Farms, a Bay-area start-up, unveiled its proprietary product this week: cultured cooking oil. Meaning, the company grew oil-producing microbes in a fermentation tank to develop a cooking oil similar to vegetable oil, but without the negative environmental or health impacts. The cultured oil has a high smoke point, and has a profile of 93 percent monosaturated fat, 4 percent saturated fat, and 3 … Continue reading What is “Cultured Oil”? (And Why Would We Need That?)

Can We Eliminate 19 Million Pounds of Single-Use Plastic By Using New Condiments?

When you eat at a diner, a burger joint, or just about anywhere with American food, a bottle of ketchup is sure to be found. There is almost certainly a bottle of it in your fridge right now. This sweet-savory, lycopene-filled condiment almost always comes packaged in a single-use plastic bottle (or, in those plastic single-serving packets). This might not seem like such a problem … Continue reading Can We Eliminate 19 Million Pounds of Single-Use Plastic By Using New Condiments?

The World’s Largest Vertical Farm Opens in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates has an arid, desert climate, and therefore, this region imports about 85 percent of its fresh produce. To increase food security and sovereignty in this region, Crop One, a vertical farm company, and Emirates Flight Catering partnered to open the world’s largest vertical farm for growing fresh leafy greens. Officially opened today, the 330,000 square-foot facility (called ECO 1) is capable … Continue reading The World’s Largest Vertical Farm Opens in Dubai

How Much Do Food and Agriculture Actually Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

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?

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?