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Shiok Meats and Minh Phu Seafood sign MOU to establish an R&D facility, advancing development and capabilities of Cultivated Seafood

Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd. (Shiok Meats) and Minh Phu Seafood Joint Stock Company (Minh Phu Seafood) announced that they had signed an MOU to cooperatively carry out research and development (R&D) in the production of sustainable seafood, which includes setting up a joint R&D facility in Vietnam. The announcement is a step forward in sustainable […]

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Biotech Food Colorant Startup Phytolon Closes $14.5 Million Series A Funding Round, Led by DSM Venturing

Phytolon, a developer of fermentation-based natural food colors, announced today it has secured $14.5 million in funding, led by DSM Venturing, to further progress its technology towards commercialization, with participation from Cibus Fund, Ginkgo Bioworks (in-kind investment in the form of Foundry services) and The Trendlines Agrifood Fund. Participation in this Series A also includes […]

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AgTech FoodTech Meat Sustainability

BioBetter Breaks Bottleneck in Cultivated Meat with Tobacco Plants

FoodTech start-up, BioBetter, Ltd., has assigned a new role for the much-maligned Nicotiana tabacum plant upon discovering it can overcome the greatest hurdle in cultured meat—that of scaled production. Working behind the scenes of the emerging cultured meat industry, BioBetter is repurposing tobacco plants to create the growth factors necessary for the cellular development of […]

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FoodTech Protein Sustainability

Wanda Fish Technologies Enters Collaboration with Tufts University

FoodTech start-up Wanda Fish Technologies, Ltd. has signed two agreements with Tufts University to advance the company’s goals in the emerging field of cultivated fish. Under a licensing agreement, Wanda Fish gains exclusive rights to certain intellectual property in fish cell cultivation developed by Tufts researcher David Kaplan, a leader in the field of cellular […]

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FoodTech Natural Ingredients Sustainability

Phytolon and Ginkgo Bioworks Collaborate to Take Biological Production of Vibrant Food Colors to the Next Level

Phytolon, a growing startup company making natural food colorants, announced a partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), the leading horizontal platform for cell programming, to produce vibrant cultured food colors via fermentation of yeast. Under this partnership, Phytolon is leveraging Ginkgo’s ability to engineer biology at scale to work together on the production of vibrant […]

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BIGSIS CLOSES OVERSUBSCRIBED SEED PLUS ROUND AT £1.5 MILLION

BigSis, the British agtech start-up promising low-regulation, chemical-free control for the majority of the world’s insect pests in horticulture and agriculture, announced today that it has closed its £1.5 million Seed Plus financing round, following success with key laboratory and testing milestones. The oversubscribed round attracted significant attention from family offices and high-net-worth individuals, including […]

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FoodTech Meat Nutrition Protein

Aleph Farms Completes $105 Million Series B Funding Round

Leader in sustainable, cultivated meat will use funds to scale-up manufacturing and grow operations internationally ahead of initial market launch in 2022 Rehovot, Israel, July 8, 2021 – Aleph Farms, the cultivated meat company growing steaks directly from non-genetically modified animal cells, has announced the completion of a $105 million Series B funding round. The […]