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).

BlueNalu Secures $60M in Convertible Note Financing

January 19, 2021 BlueNalu

BlueNalu, a leading innovative food company producing a variety of seafood products directly from fish cells, today announced the closing of $60 million in debt financing from new and existing investors. This marks the largest financing to date in the cell-based seafood industry worldwide.

Aleph Farms Unveils Prototype of First Commercial Cultivated Steak Product

November 19, 2020 Aleph Farms

Aleph Farms Ltd. is heading towards the transfer of its commercial product – thin-cut beef steaks – into proprietary platform suitable for mass cultivation.