MeaTech Announces Filing of Provisional Patent Application for Differentiation of Stem Cells to Produce Cultured Fat

September 3, 2021 MeaTech 3D Ltd.

MeaTech 3D Ltd., a technology company developing a suite of advanced manufacturing technologies to produce more environmentally friendly, cultured meat products, today announced it has filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) relating to methods that use purely plant-sourced inputs to guide targeted differentiation of embryonic mesenchymal stem cells (eMSCs) into adipocytes, which are fat cells.

USDA Seeks Comments on the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products Derived from Animal Cells

September 2, 2021 USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published today an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments and information regarding the labeling of meat and poultry products made using cultured cells derived from animals under FSIS jurisdiction. FSIS will use these comments to inform future regulatory requirements for the labeling of such food products.

Meat Tech 101: Advancements Changing the Definition of ‘Meat’

A short time ago in a land not so far away, when you went to the grocery store to buy meat, you could reasonably assume everything in the meat case was made from responsibly harvested livestock and that the ingredients list would include, well, meat. Today, food technology has advanced to a point where the definition of “meat” is a bit fuzzier than it once was.

Aleph Farms and The Technion Reveal World’s First Cultivated Ribeye Steak

February 9, 2021 Aleph Farms

Aleph Farms Ltd. and its research partner at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, have successfully cultivated the world’s first slaughter-free ribeye steak, using three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology and natural building blocks of meat – real cow cells, without genetic engineering and immortalization.

Secretary Perdue Statement on MOU on Animal Biotechnology

January 20, 2021 USDA

The USDA announced the finalization of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) outlining responsibilities concerning the regulation of certain animals developed using genetic engineering that are intended for agricultural purposes (such as human food).