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UPSIDE Foods is hosting a free one-night-only pop-up in Miami to offer cultivated chicken before Florida's cultivated meat ban takes effect on July 1, 2024.

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UPSIDE Foods Hosts Free Cultivated Chicken Tasting Before Florida’s Ban

UPSIDE Foods, the first company to introduce a cultivated meat product in the USA,  announces that it is hosting a free, one-night-only pop-up tasting in Miami, on June 27, starting at 6:30 pm (ET). The event aims to celebrate “freedom of food” and allow Floridians to taste cultivated meat before the ban prohibiting the production and sale of cultivated meat in Florida takes effect on July 1, 2024. At the …

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Investment Climate Podcast: Mariliis Holm of Sustainable Food Ventures – How to Get Funded in 2024

In this podcast series, co-produced by vegconomist, Alex Shandrovsky interviews investors about benchmarks for funding Alt Proteins in 2024 and uncovers the investment playbooks of successful Climate Tech CEOs and Leading VCs.  Podcast Host Alex Shandrovksy is a strategic advisor to numerous global food tech accelerators and companies, including alternative proteins and cellular agriculture leaders. His focus is on investor relations and post-raise scale for agrifood tech companies. Find part …

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Singapore Grants University of Illinois ARCS $14.8M to Launch Precision Fermentation Center

The team led by Professor Yong-Su Jin at the Illinois Advanced Research Center at Singapore (ARCS), an affiliated center of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has received a five-year, $14.8 million grant from Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) to establish the Centre for Precision Fermentation and Sustainability (PreFerS). According to the announcement, the research at the new center will focus on microbial cell engineering or precision fermentation to convert readily …

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Future Cow's co-founder Leonardo Vieira.

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Fermentation

Brazil’s First Precision Fermentation Startup Future Cow Prepares to Scale Up Production of Animal-Free Milk

Future Cow, a Brazilian food tech startup founded in 2023 by entrepreneur Leonardo Vieira and food scientist Rosana Goldbeck, aims to revolutionize dairy production with precision fermentation, creating real milk without cows. Considered Brazil’s first cellular agriculture startup using precision fermentation, Future Cow gained momentum through São Paulo’s Antler residency program, securing a $150,000 initial investment. Soon after, in a funding round led by Antler and Big Idea Ventures as part of …

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Ever After Foods Raises $10M for “Unmatched” Cost-Effective Bioreactor Platform for Cultivated Meat Producers

Israel’s Pluri (Nasdaq: PLUR) (TASE: PLUR) announces that its cultivated meat subsidiary Ever After Foods, formerly Plurinuva, has secured $10 million in a funding round from US and EU strategic investors, including a second investment from Israel’s Tnuva Group and Pluri itself. With the new capital, Ever After Foods aims to propel its technology platform to become a technology enabler for cultivated meat producers. The company claims it has developed …

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Palacios to use The EVERY Egg in its Spanish omelets

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“World’s Largest” Spanish Omelet Producer Partners with Every Co to Use the EVERY Egg

Grupo Empresarial Palacios Alimentación, which claims to be the world’s largest producer of Spanish omelets and string chorizo, has announced a commercial agreement with US biotech firm The Every Company. Following the agreement, Palacios will use the EVERY Egg — said to be the world’s first liquid egg product made using precision fermentation — in its flagship Spanish omelets. The egg alternative will also be incorporated into the research and …

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Believer Meats partners with AGWA to develop cultivated meat capabilities in the MENA region

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Believer Meats Partners With AGWA to Develop Cultivated Meat Capabilities in the Middle East

Biotech firm Believer Meats has announced a collaboration with Abu Dhabi food and water cluster AGWA (AgriFood Growth & Water Abundance) to develop its cultivated meat capabilities in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Believer Meats aims to establish a regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi that will support commercial operations, product manufacturing, and R&D. This will bring new job opportunities to the region, while supporting AGWA’s goals to …

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Michelin, Danone et al to open precision fermentation plant in France

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Danone to Open Precision Fermentation Center ‘Biotech Open Platform’ in France with Strategic Players

French dairy giant Danone, engineered materials group Michelin, the US startup DMC Biotechnologies, and Crédit Agricole Centre France have partnered to create the Biotech Open Platform. The new center will focus on precision fermentation, a technology pivotal for innovation in agri-food and materials with the potential to address the need for sustainable alternatives to animal and fossil-based products, according to the announcement. Located in the commune of Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne, at the …

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Investments & Finance

Investment Climate Podcast: Rob Leclerc of AgFunder – How to Get Funded in 2024

In this podcast series, co-produced by vegconomist, Alex Shandrovsky interviews investors about benchmarks for funding Alt Proteins in 2024 and uncovers the investment playbooks of successful Climate Tech CEOs and Leading VCs. Podcast Host Alex Shandrovksy is a strategic advisor to numerous global food tech accelerators and companies, including alternative proteins and cellular agriculture leaders. His focus is on investor relations and post-raise scale for agrifood tech companies. Episode one …

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Swedish foodtech startup Mycorena announces the discontinuation of its large-scale factory project in Sweden for scaling its mycoprotien Promyc

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Fungi, Mushrooms & Mycelium

Mycorena Pauses Large-Scale Mycoprotein Facility: “Investors are Hesitant to Back Projects with Heavy Capital Requirements”

Pioneering mycelium-based solutions company Mycorena announces it is discontinuing its large-scale factory project in Sweden for Promyc, its flagship mycoprotein ingredient. Planned in 2022 and designed with Tetra Pak, the large-scale production factory aimed to supply the then “booming” plant-based market with volumes of mycoprotein: 5,000 tons by the end of 2023, with a total production volume of up to 100,000 tons in multiple stages. Despite significant growth and raising …

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