Tag: Cultured Meat

Jim Mellon, author of Moo's Law

Jim Mellon Invokes ‘Moo’s Law’ for CellAg Meat

Jim Mellon is a British investor and entrepreneur. His latest book, Moo’s Law: An Investor’s Guide to the New Agrarian Revolution, is available via Harriman House and Amazon. The latest book by British tech investor Jim Mellon, Moo’s Law, explains why and how cultured meat technology will transform farming and revolutionize our food supply on a global level. In an interview with Supertrends, he discusses the growth and future prospects of cellular agriculture. The title of Jim Mellon’s new book on the cultured meat business – “Moo’s Law” ­– really says it all: He wrote his “investor’s...

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BlueNalu nets new funding for cell-based seafood products

Lou Cooperhouse, BlueNalu’s President + CEO, standing in front of their headquarters and pilot food production facility in San Diego; Photo Courtesy of BlueNalu With a new round of funding secured, the California-based company aims to make the first products available to US diners in the near future. BlueNalu, a US provider of cell-based seafood cultured in bioreactors, announced last week that it had recently secured US$60 million in financing. This comes in addition to the financing round of US$20 million announced in early 2020. “This will help us finance our work until the next...

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Singapore leads the future of food with world-first approval of cultured meat sales

Cultured meat, also known as “lab-grown meat” or “clean meat”, is built up from layers of animal muscle cells cultivated in a bioreactor. Since the debut of a proof-of-concept hamburger patty in 2013, it has increasingly come to the attention of potential consumers and investors. Although the technology of cell culture has been well developed in the medical field, the concept still faces several challenges in making a commercial product as an alternative to animal protein. One of these challenges is regulatory approval.  This week, Singapore became the first country to overcome the...

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One step closer to putting cultured meat on the table

Scalability and costs are two major challenges facing the cultured meat industry. British biotech company CellulaREvolution is offering a novel approach to addressing both challenges. Their technology facilitates continuous production of cells in serum-free conditions. Before co-founding CellulaREvolution together with Martina Miotto and Che Connon, two scientists from Newcastle University, Leo Groenewegen was the Chief Financial Officer of a company involved in cell therapy. When Leo met Martina and Che at a conference, they decided to collaborate, matching his entrepreneurial approach...

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Meat Locally Produced… In Your Own Kitchen

The disruptions caused by the current coronavirus pandemic have highlighted the vulnerability of traditional supply chains. Cultured meat, artificially produced by a bioreactor in a laboratory, offers the enticing prospect of being able to produce food locally even in places where there is no space for traditional animal husbandry. We spoke to David Brandes, co-founder of Peace of Meat, about how cultured meat (CM) could relieve pressure on the food supply chain and one day make it possible to produce meat in your own home. As a co-founder and managing director of the Belgian startup company...

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Cultured fats for food

The Belgian startup company Peace of Meat produces cultured fats for a range of cultured and plant-based foodstuffs. With a B2B focus, the company aims to help other manufacturers improve the flavor and texture of cultured meat products such as hybrid chicken nuggets. Chief Product Officer Eva Sommer is hopeful that cultured animal fats can ultimately support the development of more complex structured meat cuts such as steaks. Eva Sommer, a biotechnologist with a background in food science, has eliminated animal products from her diet since she was 15. Now she brings her wealth of knowledge...

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The plant doctor’s view on cultivated meat

Population growth and rapid economic development are increasing the demand for meat, especially in low and middle-income countries. Annual meat production is projected to increase from 218 million tonnes in 1997-1999 to 376 million tonnes by 2030. The environmental impact of meat products such as pollution through fossil fuel usage, animal methane, effluent waste, and water and land consumption has also become alarming. How can we tackle food security with sustainable measures? Can cultivated meat provide an alternative protein that is more environmentally friendly? I got a chance to chat with...

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Cultured meat: Implications for businesses

Many business sectors will be affected by the rise of cultured meat companies as they try to take over market share in the coming years. The extent to which the new players will impact these sectors depends on certain key variables, such as the cost and acceptance of the new technology. A new way of self-sufficiency A breakthrough of Cultured Meat (CM) on the food market, especially if accompanied by a widespread proliferation of private bioreactors, would be yet another instance of a trend that is making consumers increasingly self-sufficient in their own homes. Just as 3-D printing...

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Cell-based meat is real meat without hurting animals

The Turkish cell-based meat company Biftek is trying to scale up the production and lower the price of to enable serving a brought customer market in the future. However, there are also other variables that need to get overcome, such as religious concerns. Erdem Erikçi, CTO of Turkish start-up company Biftek, has a very personal motivation for developing cultured meat. “I saw how much animals suffer in the traditional meat industry. It has always been my dream to stop these inhumane treatment”. After receiving a Ph.D. in biology from Germany, he was finally able to use his skills to bring...

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A tailor-made cocktail to nurture lab-grown meat

The lab-grown meat industry is rapidly expanding: Since the presentation of the first cultured beef burger in 2013, dozens of start-ups have been racing to be the first to sell lab-grown beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, or fish. For investors, meat cultivated from animal cells (also known as in-vitro meat or cultured meat) has become a very promising and innovative business field. At Supertrends, we are publishing a series of reports on this new, cutting-edge technology and the people who are working to make lab-grown meat a...

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