Cultivated meat company makes history | New partnerships shape the future of seafood | Noquo Foods raises millions to develop plant-based cheese

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We’re covering major fundraising rounds for several alternative protein companies, plus our experts weigh in on the future of seafood.

Food Innovation E-Newsletter

January 31, 2020

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From Our Blog

Memphis Meats’ $161 Million Series B is a Turning Point for the Meat Industry

In a monumental achievement, this new capital will allow Memphis Meats to fully fund its R&D plan, construct a pilot industrial-scale facility, and prepare to bring cultivated meat to market.

Here’s why this is such a big deal.

New Partnerships Are Shaping the Future of Seafood 

Two major developments in the first few weeks of the new decade are giving us hope that sustainable, healthy, and just seafood will be available sooner than we thought. Dive in.

Plant-Based Meat is About to Get Juicer

GFI research grant recipient Dr. Ricardo San Martin and the bright minds at UC Berkeley’s Alt. Meat Program are using plant-based oils to help plant-based meat manufacturers achieve the juiciness of legacy meat. The sizzle is real.

GFI Around the WebThe Why, What and How of New Protein

GFI India managing director Varun Deshpande took to the stage at the Future of Protein Summit, India’s biggest event on alternative proteins, to discuss how we can feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 and the role that India is playing in transforming the global food system. Watch his inspiring remarks.

Elevating Plant-Based Food Systems

GFI policy director Jessica Almy joined Salud America, 50by40, and the Better Food Foundation on Tuesday, January 28th, for a Twitter chat about the social, environmental, and economic benefits of transitioning away from an animal-based food system. Check out their brilliant conversation. Catch Bruce Friedrich at the Future Food-Tech Summit this March

How important has the consumer adoption for plant-based burgers been in accelerating innovation in other categories? GFI executive director Bruce Friedrich will address this question and much more at the Future Food-Tech Summit March 19-20, 2020 in San Francisco. Register today!

From the Archive

Cultivated Meat: Culture Medium Costs and Production Volumes

In this white paper published in February 2019, GFI senior scientist Dr. Liz Specht assesses the economic viability of cultivated meat, identifies commercial opportunities within the growing cultivated meat ecosystem, articulates high-impact research projects for advancing the industry, and more. Read and share it today.

What We’re Reading

Noquo Foods Raises €3.25m To Fund The Most Ambitious Attempt To Crack Plant-based Cheese 
Medium

JUST Launching a Better Egg for a Better Breakfast 
Business Wire

Spanish Government Invests in Plant-Based Meat Company
Plant Based News

Our current food system can feed only 3.4 billion people sustainably
NewScientist