This Week In Food: From sci-fi books to reality, cultured meat just got a little closer

This Week In Food: From sci-fi books to reality, cultured meat just got a little closer

By
Nicola Spalding
December 4, 2020

From sci-fi books to reality, cultured meat just got a little closer. The major news this week is that Eat Just, most known for their plant-based egg's, have received the world's first regulatory approval to sell cultured chicken in Singapore.

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Weekly Digest

  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands has made a name as a leading European food innovation hub. So together with Daniel Ruben of FoodTech Weekly, we mapped out 10 Dutch FoodTech startups that stood out this year, and 60+ more to watch.
  • 📈 What’s Up: Molson Coors has increased the production capacity of its seltzers and other nonalcoholic innovations by more than 400% to keep up with the growing consumer demand for low and no-alcohol beverages.
  • 📉 What’s Down: The global pea milk market is experiencing a slight covid-supply-related decline this year, but is still set to surpass $138M by the end of 2030.

Sponsored
Two well-established companies in the Swiss online sustainable food sector are looking for buyers (majority stake or full takeover). Both companies are profitable, benefit from a large community of customers, and ready to scale. Interested? Contact : virginie.verdon@bstmc.com

Source: Wonder, High-End Delivery

  • 🚚 Wonder is a brand new high-end dining delivery service based in New Jersey, which has partnered with renowned chefs and restaurants to package up their meals, finish them in the back of a hybrid electric van when in transit, then deliver them to consumers in high-income suburban areas. Accelerated by the pandemic-related shift to at-home dining, the company has already raised $500M valuing it between $1.3Bn and $1.5Bn, in short - this is one to watch.

  • 🖨 Israeli cell-based food tech Meat-Tech has successfully 3D-printed a cultured beef fat structure made from bovine cells and bio ink.

  • 🍖 Australia’s ProForm Foods has opened a $8.1M manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Sydney, which is capable of producing 5000 tonnes of plant-based meat per year, in response to rising demand for healthy and sustainable alternative protein products in the country.

🌱 Plant-based launches :

  • Good Catch plant-based seafood is launching across Europe in its largest retail expansion to date, and has plans for further growth into restaurants and food service in 2021.
  • The first pistachio milk brand in the US, Táche, just launched across coffee shops and independent grocers in New York.

🌍 Sustainability:

  • Beverage giant Diageo pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions, 100% recyclable or reusable/compostable packaging and 100% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.
  • PepsiCo has committed to using recycled plastic for Pepsi brand beverage bottles by 2022, which will eliminate over 70,000 tonnes of virgin plastic per year and lower carbon emissions by 40%.
  • Lidl US is launching a private label chocolate bar, made from 100% traceable and sustainable cocoa from Ghana, which contributes to a living income for cocoa farmers, as part of its plans to build a supportive and sustainable supply chain.
  • 🥪 US sandwich chain Jimmy Johns announced a nationwide self-delivery partnership with DoorDash, as Covid-dining forces more and more restaurant brands to shift their focus to off-premises experiences.
  • 🛵 Grab has launched GrabSupermarket, its first dark grocery store, ‘strategically located’ in Malaysia’s Klang Valley area. The Singapore-based ride-hailing, payments and delivery app’s newest venture is focused on partnering with suppliers and farmers to deliver food products into the store so they can then be delivered to customers within a 24 hour window.

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From sci-fi books to reality, cultured meat just got a little closer. The major news this week is that Eat Just, most known for their plant-based egg's, have received the world's first regulatory approval to sell cultured chicken in Singapore.

Subscribe to This Week In Food:

Weekly Digest

  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands has made a name as a leading European food innovation hub. So together with Daniel Ruben of FoodTech Weekly, we mapped out 10 Dutch FoodTech startups that stood out this year, and 60+ more to watch.
  • 📈 What’s Up: Molson Coors has increased the production capacity of its seltzers and other nonalcoholic innovations by more than 400% to keep up with the growing consumer demand for low and no-alcohol beverages.
  • 📉 What’s Down: The global pea milk market is experiencing a slight covid-supply-related decline this year, but is still set to surpass $138M by the end of 2030.

Sponsored
Two well-established companies in the Swiss online sustainable food sector are looking for buyers (majority stake or full takeover). Both companies are profitable, benefit from a large community of customers, and ready to scale. Interested? Contact : virginie.verdon@bstmc.com

Source: Wonder, High-End Delivery

  • 🚚 Wonder is a brand new high-end dining delivery service based in New Jersey, which has partnered with renowned chefs and restaurants to package up their meals, finish them in the back of a hybrid electric van when in transit, then deliver them to consumers in high-income suburban areas. Accelerated by the pandemic-related shift to at-home dining, the company has already raised $500M valuing it between $1.3Bn and $1.5Bn, in short - this is one to watch.

  • 🖨 Israeli cell-based food tech Meat-Tech has successfully 3D-printed a cultured beef fat structure made from bovine cells and bio ink.

  • 🍖 Australia’s ProForm Foods has opened a $8.1M manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Sydney, which is capable of producing 5000 tonnes of plant-based meat per year, in response to rising demand for healthy and sustainable alternative protein products in the country.

🌱 Plant-based launches :

  • Good Catch plant-based seafood is launching across Europe in its largest retail expansion to date, and has plans for further growth into restaurants and food service in 2021.
  • The first pistachio milk brand in the US, Táche, just launched across coffee shops and independent grocers in New York.

🌍 Sustainability:

  • Beverage giant Diageo pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions, 100% recyclable or reusable/compostable packaging and 100% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.
  • PepsiCo has committed to using recycled plastic for Pepsi brand beverage bottles by 2022, which will eliminate over 70,000 tonnes of virgin plastic per year and lower carbon emissions by 40%.
  • Lidl US is launching a private label chocolate bar, made from 100% traceable and sustainable cocoa from Ghana, which contributes to a living income for cocoa farmers, as part of its plans to build a supportive and sustainable supply chain.
  • 🥪 US sandwich chain Jimmy Johns announced a nationwide self-delivery partnership with DoorDash, as Covid-dining forces more and more restaurant brands to shift their focus to off-premises experiences.
  • 🛵 Grab has launched GrabSupermarket, its first dark grocery store, ‘strategically located’ in Malaysia’s Klang Valley area. The Singapore-based ride-hailing, payments and delivery app’s newest venture is focused on partnering with suppliers and farmers to deliver food products into the store so they can then be delivered to customers within a 24 hour window.

Subscribe to This Week In Food:

Become a FoodHack+ member to get unlimited access

  • Access premium publications
  • Get listed on our directory
  • Join a Global Community

From sci-fi books to reality, cultured meat just got a little closer. The major news this week is that Eat Just, most known for their plant-based egg's, have received the world's first regulatory approval to sell cultured chicken in Singapore.

Subscribe to This Week In Food:

Weekly Digest

  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands has made a name as a leading European food innovation hub. So together with Daniel Ruben of FoodTech Weekly, we mapped out 10 Dutch FoodTech startups that stood out this year, and 60+ more to watch.
  • 📈 What’s Up: Molson Coors has increased the production capacity of its seltzers and other nonalcoholic innovations by more than 400% to keep up with the growing consumer demand for low and no-alcohol beverages.
  • 📉 What’s Down: The global pea milk market is experiencing a slight covid-supply-related decline this year, but is still set to surpass $138M by the end of 2030.

Sponsored
Two well-established companies in the Swiss online sustainable food sector are looking for buyers (majority stake or full takeover). Both companies are profitable, benefit from a large community of customers, and ready to scale. Interested? Contact : virginie.verdon@bstmc.com

Source: Wonder, High-End Delivery

  • 🚚 Wonder is a brand new high-end dining delivery service based in New Jersey, which has partnered with renowned chefs and restaurants to package up their meals, finish them in the back of a hybrid electric van when in transit, then deliver them to consumers in high-income suburban areas. Accelerated by the pandemic-related shift to at-home dining, the company has already raised $500M valuing it between $1.3Bn and $1.5Bn, in short - this is one to watch.

  • 🖨 Israeli cell-based food tech Meat-Tech has successfully 3D-printed a cultured beef fat structure made from bovine cells and bio ink.

  • 🍖 Australia’s ProForm Foods has opened a $8.1M manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Sydney, which is capable of producing 5000 tonnes of plant-based meat per year, in response to rising demand for healthy and sustainable alternative protein products in the country.

🌱 Plant-based launches :

  • Good Catch plant-based seafood is launching across Europe in its largest retail expansion to date, and has plans for further growth into restaurants and food service in 2021.
  • The first pistachio milk brand in the US, Táche, just launched across coffee shops and independent grocers in New York.

🌍 Sustainability:

  • Beverage giant Diageo pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions, 100% recyclable or reusable/compostable packaging and 100% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.
  • PepsiCo has committed to using recycled plastic for Pepsi brand beverage bottles by 2022, which will eliminate over 70,000 tonnes of virgin plastic per year and lower carbon emissions by 40%.
  • Lidl US is launching a private label chocolate bar, made from 100% traceable and sustainable cocoa from Ghana, which contributes to a living income for cocoa farmers, as part of its plans to build a supportive and sustainable supply chain.
  • 🥪 US sandwich chain Jimmy Johns announced a nationwide self-delivery partnership with DoorDash, as Covid-dining forces more and more restaurant brands to shift their focus to off-premises experiences.
  • 🛵 Grab has launched GrabSupermarket, its first dark grocery store, ‘strategically located’ in Malaysia’s Klang Valley area. The Singapore-based ride-hailing, payments and delivery app’s newest venture is focused on partnering with suppliers and farmers to deliver food products into the store so they can then be delivered to customers within a 24 hour window.

Subscribe to This Week In Food:

From sci-fi books to reality, cultured meat just got a little closer. The major news this week is that Eat Just, most known for their plant-based egg's, have received the world's first regulatory approval to sell cultured chicken in Singapore.

Subscribe to This Week In Food:

Weekly Digest

  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands has made a name as a leading European food innovation hub. So together with Daniel Ruben of FoodTech Weekly, we mapped out 10 Dutch FoodTech startups that stood out this year, and 60+ more to watch.
  • 📈 What’s Up: Molson Coors has increased the production capacity of its seltzers and other nonalcoholic innovations by more than 400% to keep up with the growing consumer demand for low and no-alcohol beverages.
  • 📉 What’s Down: The global pea milk market is experiencing a slight covid-supply-related decline this year, but is still set to surpass $138M by the end of 2030.

Sponsored
Two well-established companies in the Swiss online sustainable food sector are looking for buyers (majority stake or full takeover). Both companies are profitable, benefit from a large community of customers, and ready to scale. Interested? Contact : virginie.verdon@bstmc.com

Source: Wonder, High-End Delivery

  • 🚚 Wonder is a brand new high-end dining delivery service based in New Jersey, which has partnered with renowned chefs and restaurants to package up their meals, finish them in the back of a hybrid electric van when in transit, then deliver them to consumers in high-income suburban areas. Accelerated by the pandemic-related shift to at-home dining, the company has already raised $500M valuing it between $1.3Bn and $1.5Bn, in short - this is one to watch.

  • 🖨 Israeli cell-based food tech Meat-Tech has successfully 3D-printed a cultured beef fat structure made from bovine cells and bio ink.

  • 🍖 Australia’s ProForm Foods has opened a $8.1M manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Sydney, which is capable of producing 5000 tonnes of plant-based meat per year, in response to rising demand for healthy and sustainable alternative protein products in the country.

🌱 Plant-based launches :

  • Good Catch plant-based seafood is launching across Europe in its largest retail expansion to date, and has plans for further growth into restaurants and food service in 2021.
  • The first pistachio milk brand in the US, Táche, just launched across coffee shops and independent grocers in New York.

🌍 Sustainability:

  • Beverage giant Diageo pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions, 100% recyclable or reusable/compostable packaging and 100% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.
  • PepsiCo has committed to using recycled plastic for Pepsi brand beverage bottles by 2022, which will eliminate over 70,000 tonnes of virgin plastic per year and lower carbon emissions by 40%.
  • Lidl US is launching a private label chocolate bar, made from 100% traceable and sustainable cocoa from Ghana, which contributes to a living income for cocoa farmers, as part of its plans to build a supportive and sustainable supply chain.
  • 🥪 US sandwich chain Jimmy Johns announced a nationwide self-delivery partnership with DoorDash, as Covid-dining forces more and more restaurant brands to shift their focus to off-premises experiences.
  • 🛵 Grab has launched GrabSupermarket, its first dark grocery store, ‘strategically located’ in Malaysia’s Klang Valley area. The Singapore-based ride-hailing, payments and delivery app’s newest venture is focused on partnering with suppliers and farmers to deliver food products into the store so they can then be delivered to customers within a 24 hour window.

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