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The European commission has developed a comprehensive set of laws that govern the authorization of Novel Foods.
EU to train non-EU countries in how to introduce “novel foods”
21 February 2020
A quiet revolution is also taking place in labs, where scientists are working to cultivate meat and seafood grown from cells, with the potential to reduce demand for industrial animal agriculture even further.
Will cultured meat soon be a common sight in supermarkets across the globe?
20 February 2020
With McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC and every major UK supermarket selling their own ranges of ‘authentic’ animal substitutes, fake meat now means big business.
Hold the beef: how plant-based meat went mainstream
17 February 2020
Pet owners rarely consider the environmental paw-prints of our furry companions.
Reducing the environmental impact of pet food
10 February 2020
For ethical and financial reasons, fetal serum has been banned from start-ups active in cultivated meat for the benefit of vitamins and amino acids.
Mark Post on clean meat: "More research is needed on serum-free alternatives"
6 February 2020
The Because Animals’ science team is working to bring cultured meat pet food to market by 2021, and this recent success will give the company an edge towards breaking into the highly competitive $70 billion U.S. pet care industry.
Cultured meat pet food startup "Because Animals" wins Purina Prize
3 February 2020
Clean, cultured, slaughterhouse-free—whatever you call it, it’s a brave new world when it comes to growing meat without any animals. And soon, Just Inc. is coming to market.
These $50 chicken nuggets were grown in a lab
22 October 2019
The chosen startups will benefit from world-class mentorship, programming, and resources to accelerate their growth and impact.
Many EU startups win funding to develop alternatives to animal-based foods
19 June 2019
On 13 March GAIA officially launched their slaughter-free meat campaign.
GAIA: Belgians say ‘yes’ to cell-based meat
18 March 2019
On 5th February Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), together with Svenska Djurskyddforeningen, organised a debate at the European Parliament to discuss how mobile slaughter can break the chain of long-distance transport, reducing unnecessary suffering for the animals.
CIWF: Examining two solutions to reduce animal suffering – Mobile slaughter and meat analogues
11 February 2019