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  • Until late last year, very few had heard of Israel-based 3D-printed cultured meat company Meat-Tech 3D. The publicly traded company has its eyes on bringing technology to make 3D-printed cell-based meat available to the world as quickly as possible. As the only cultured meat company that is publicly traded on any exchange right now, Meat-Tech is starting to make waves.

    Cultivated Meat Business
    fooddive.com
  • The oat drink business has publicly defended its decision to receive investment from Blackstone, after Oatly fans and activists pledged to boycott the brand. “We could have chosen any private equity. Why Blackstone?” ​writes Oatly of the controversial investment. According to the dairy alternative business, the answer lies in ‘creating the most change possible’.

    Plant-Based Dairy Business
    foodnavigator.com
  • French President Emmanuel Macron has been hammering the idea of developing the country’s plant protein production for a long time. He did so at the G7 in Biarritz in August 2019, at the International Agricultural Show in Paris in January 2020 and during his televised speech on 12 March this year. A strategy to reduce French imports of vegetable proteins is finally on the table with €100 million of the country’s recovery plan being allocated to the production of plant-based proteins.

    Plant-Based Feed Business
    euractiv.com
  • The University of Adelaide’s internationally recognized food scientist, Professor Martin Cole, has joined Australian plant-based meat startup v2food as its new Chief Scientific Advisor. Professor Cole has over 20 years’ experience leading research in food and agriculture, spanning the private sector, government and academia. Before joining the University of Adelaide in early 2020, he served as Deputy Director of CSIRO Agriculture & Food and spent over 10 years leading projects in various areas including food safety, novel processing and nutritional food security.

    Plant-Based Meat Business
    adelaide.edu.au
  • Beyond Meat is bringing its meatless meatballs to grocery stores nationwide. The company first made meatballs through a partnership with Subway last year, but grocery stores have also been asking for the item, according to a company spokesperson. Starting this week, consumers will be able to buy Beyond Meatballs made with pea protein, brown rice and Italian seasoning. The suggested retail price is $6.99 for a 12 pack. This marks Beyond’s third new grocery product in the U.S. this year.

    Plant-Based Meat Business
    cnbc.com
  • An outbreak of African Swine Fever threatens to keep German pork locked in the European Union with China, South Korea and Japan all banning shipments, a major setback in an already challenging year for meat producers following COVID-19 outbreaks at plants.

    Animal Meat Business
    reuters.com