Plant-based meat producer Impossible Foods Inc. said it raised $200 million in its latest funding round, bringing the total investment raised by the company to nearly $1.5 billion. The new investment will be used for research, product development, international operations and other core functions, the company said in a statement.
Consumers in the Chinese city of Shenzhen have been urged to exercise caution when buying imported frozen food after a surface sample of chicken wings from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the local government.
Fans say the process is more flexible and sustainable than traditional agriculture. Cellular agriculture, also known as lab-grown meat, sounds like it should be created in a space-age laboratory. The process is actually much simpler. Cellular agriculture uses real animal cells that are grown in a stainless-steel tank known as a bioreactor. The process can be used to produce a product that resembles chicken, beef, pork and other meats.
Designing and building the 42,500-square-foot plant that has been making Good Catch plant-based seafood since May was enough of a challenge, but coronavirus made it much more complicated. Gathered Foods Executive Chair Chris Kerr still hasn't seen the place that has consumed a great amount of his thoughts and actions for the last two years, $20 million of his company's funds, and 42,500 square feet in an industrial park in Heath, Ohio.
Avena Nordic Grain, part of Finnish food industry group Apetit, has developed a new, sustainable, plant-protein-fibre ingredient: BlackGrain from Yellow Fields. FoodNavigator learns more about the unique ingredient’s nutritional and functional characteristics.
- Cultured insect meat products might look more like normal burgers and steaks than you’d expect. But what is entomoculture, why might we need it, how does it work, and who’s leading the research? Prodigious young science writer and New Harvest summer intern, Avery Parkinson, answers all your questions.
As global demand for protein grows steadily, our sources of animal protein must diversify to keep up. And Australia is well placed to become an international powerhouse for an emerging research field that could transform the way we produce and eat meat: cellular agriculture.
One surprising result of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a spike in consumer demand for imitation meats. According to a Nielsen report, during the first nine weeks of the crisis in the United States, grocery store sales of faux-meat products increased 264 percent. The reasons included concerns about illness at meatpacking plants, the possible spread of disease from industrial livestock operations, and even fears about the animal origins of Covid-19 itself.
Almost everything we consider a great invention is, in fact, a series of great inventions. Today, seven years after Mark Post debuted the first lab-grown hamburger to the world, Meatable is unveiling a new invention that could give cultivated meat that final push from prototype to widely available product.
The rise of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is welcome. After decades of climate experts being shut down or ignored for warning humanity of our impact on the planet, finally, it’s cool to care.
- Asia Summit on Alternative Proteins
August 20 - 21, 2020
- Industrializing Cell-Based Meats Summit
August 25 - 27, 2020
- Marbling cultivated meat with hydrogel scaffolds with Dr. Amy Rowat
August 26, 2020
- Alt Protein Conference
September 2 - 3, 2020
- International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference
September 11 - 14, 2020
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