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Dutch government agrees to invest €60M toward building full cellular agriculture ecosystem

The Dutch government announced that it will be earmarking € 60 million ($ 65.4 million), to support the formation of an ecosystem around cellular agriculture, which is the technology to produce animal products like milk and meat directly from cells. It represents the largest public funding into the cellular agriculture field ever, globally. The funding […]

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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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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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CellulaREvolution raises £1.75m to accelerate the launch of their Continuous Cell Culture Technology

Biotech technology disrupter CellulaREvolution, which aims to revolutionise the way cells are grown, has raised £1.75 million from a group of notable investors in a round led by Happiness Capital and also includes Allusion One, the first investment arm of Allusion. The investment will be used to accelerate research & development and strengthen their commercial […]

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Cultivate Tomorrow Pitch Day

Cultivate Tomorrow is a grassroots initiative launched by students from MIT, Northwestern, Yale, UW Madison, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UVM, and Ohio State University. The Founder and Director is Jasmin Kern, currently an undergraduate senior at MIT studying Chemistry with a focus on Food and Agriculture. Other organizers include PhD candidates in […]

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FoodTech Plant-based Foods Sustainability

We Can Flatline Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Transitioning to Plant-Based Food Ecosystem

 “Animal agriculture uses more than 45% of the global land surface, more than 25% of the freshwater, and produces more greenhouse gases (GHG) than the entire transportation industry. If we transition to a plant-based ecosystem, we can flatline greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the next 30 years. [Yet] globally, food and agriculture have been a […]

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Imagindairy Closes USD13M Seed Round to Advance Animal-Free Dairy

Tel Aviv, Israel – Imagindairy, Ltd., a FoodTech company creating milk proteins identical to those from cows, announces completion of a $13M seed round. The funding was led by MoreVC, a leading seed stage investor in Israel managing $275M across three funds. Also joining this round: Strauss Group, Entrée Capital, S2G Ventures; Collaborative Fund, New […]

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Registration open until November 1st for Cultivate Tomorrow, the first US hackathon focused solely on cellular agriculture and cell cultured food

Students from MIT, UC Davis, Northwestern, OSU, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and numerous other academic institutions have launched Cultivate Tomorrow, a cellular and acellular agriculture hackathon to connect academia and industry. Marilyn McNamara, Director of Business and Product Development at Matrix Meats, believes that “The obstacles in our way are huge, and require a consistent influx of bright, […]

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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 […]

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FoodTech Meat Protein

Cultivated Meat Likely to Make Up 40% of Future Meat Intake

The research, published on May 11, 2021 by the journal Foods, affirms that cultivated meat is likely to make up a major part of consumers’ future diets. The study showed patterns of greater openness to trying such products by younger generational groups: 87-89% of Gen Z adults, 84-85% of Millennials, 76-77% of Gen X, and 70-74% […]