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Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.
Renowned chef José Andrés delighted diners at China Chilcano by serving cultivated chicken from Good Meat, following Upside Foods’ debut of their own cultivated chicken in San Francisco. With this development, both coasts of the United States have now had the opportunity to savor lab-grown meat. In a separate milestone, the Netherlands celebrated a government approval allowing tastings of cultivated meat and seafood. This decision marks a significant achievement for the country, which pioneered the cultivated meat category over a decade ago.
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Both coasts have now had a taste of cultivated meat as chef José Andrés served Good Meat’s cultivated chicken last night after Upside Foods debuted its chicken in San Francisco last week.
Cultivated meat tastings will be given the green light in the Netherlands, marking a significant milestone for the country that launched the category more than a decade ago.
Investments in FoodTech decreased significantly in 2022 and kept declining even more sharply in the first half of 2023. This gloomy funding environment is specifically affecting unicorns.
The LGBTQIA+ and women-led fund aims to propel the transition of the colossal $1.5t global animal protein sector toward sustainable food practices.
Food industry giant Finnebrogue and food tech startup Ivy Farm Technologies have just embarked on a world-first mission to offer cultivated Wagyu beef burgers to the British market.
With the new funding, the company wants to cover more than 1m aquaculture ponds in Indonesia by 2025 and increase the transactions of fish feed and fresh fish on the platform.
The Korean BBQ restaurant offers guests an interactive experience in which they cook their own meats at the table.
Jenny Craig’s iconic brand name, which was priced up to $10m, will become a digital-only service.
They grew up at the nearly 40-year-old Asian grocery chain in the San Gabriel Valley. Now, siblings Alice and Jonson Chen are overseeing the national expansion of 99 Ranch Market.