Tag: Israel

Cultivated and cultured: Hybrid yoghurt unveiled in Israel        

Cultivated and cultured: Hybrid yoghurt unveiled in Israel        

November 28, 2022 |

In Israel, foodtech startup Wilk has developed the world’s first yoghurt using both cell-cultured and conventional milk fat. The hybrid product has been validated by external laboratories to confirm it meets the necessary chemical and biological requirements.  “This is a significant milestone, not just for Wilk, but for the Israeli FoodTech space and wider global […]

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Upgrade your cocktail experience with… cabbage?

Upgrade your cocktail experience with… cabbage?

September 26, 2022 |

In Israel, a “marketing tech” machine that deposits colorful designs on cocktails—think latte art, but boozy—can now use entirely plant-based pods.  Manufactured by Ripples, a “bev-top media” category leader, the ability to print logos or designs on drinks is meant to target the ‘did-it-for-the-Gram [Instagram]’ demographic. Or, as Ripples puts it, “is designed to help […]

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Edible NakedPak acts as food packaging and flavor/sauce packet in one 

Edible NakedPak acts as food packaging and flavor/sauce packet in one 

September 12, 2022 |

In Israel, design student Naama Nictora has created an edible and dissolvable food film out of algae that can replace plastic and paper packaging and even encase sauces and spices for convenience.  Dubbed NakedPak, the coating is clear, tasteless, and can be manufactured in 2- or 3-D sheets. Spices and sauces can be added to […]

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Mermade Seafoods raises $3.3 million for lab-grown scallops

Mermade Seafoods raises $3.3 million for lab-grown scallops

September 5, 2022 |

In Israel, cultivated seafood startup Mermade Seafoods says it has closed a $3.3-million seed funding to commercialize lab-grown scallops.  Founded in 2021 by navy veteran Daniel Einhorn and venture capitalists Dr. Rotem Kadir and Dr. Tomer Halevy—company CEO, CTO, and COO, respectively—Mermade’s cellular agricultural process is somewhat unique in that it is also circular. Water, […]

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Cruelty-free kebabs: Future Meat adds lamb to portfolio

Cruelty-free kebabs: Future Meat adds lamb to portfolio

August 29, 2022 |

In Israel, cultivated meat pioneer Future Meat Technologies has produced lab-grown lamb that looks, cooks and tastes like conventional ground lamb meat.  The company uses animal fibroblasts to replicate real lamb meat in a lab. The result is a non-GMO product that is cost-effective, sustainable, scalable, and does not require fetal bovine serum.  “In passing […]

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A pig deal: Steakholder Foods adds cultured pork

A pig deal: Steakholder Foods adds cultured pork

August 29, 2022 |

In Israel, Steakholder Foods Ltd., formerly MeaTech 3D, has announced it will begin developing cultured pork products from a new line of iPS porcine cells.  The new stem cell line was derived from sampled cells that were reprogrammed back into an embryonic-like pluripotent state. This enables one cell bank to become an unlimited and highly […]

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Aquarius Engines extends R&D deal with US Army for five more years

Aquarius Engines extends R&D deal with US Army for five more years

August 9, 2022 |

In Israel, Aquarius Engines says its research and development deal with the United States Army via the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) signed in March 2020 has now been extended by an additional five years until July 2027. Aquarius Engines invented, developed, and manufacture lightweight super-efficient linear engines based on the company’s proprietary technology, that […]

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Designers consider a future where homes are grown, not built

Designers consider a future where homes are grown, not built

July 25, 2022 |

In Israel, a group of designers have created an exhibit showcasing structures made by 3D-printing soil and seeds.  Dubbed “To Grow a Building” and presented at Jerusalem Design Week 2022, the budding buildings are made by a custom robotic arm. As the roots set the walls, the seeds sprout on the outside to create an […]

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Brevel raises $8.4M seed round on path to become the leading alternative protein

Brevel raises $8.4M seed round on path to become the leading alternative protein

June 13, 2022 |

In Israel, leading microalgae-based alternative protein company, Brevel, raised $8.4 million in a Seed funding round, which will be utilized to build a commercial pilot factory which will serve as the basis for scaling brevel’s proprietary technology and enhancing R & D capabilities. The alternative-protein’s dedicated investors include FoodHack, Good Startup VC, Tet Ventures and […]

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Israel startup E-FISHient targets cultivated tilapia

Israel startup E-FISHient targets cultivated tilapia

May 2, 2022 |

In Israel, a new cultivated seafood startup has been spun out of a collaboration between publicly traded investment fund BioMeat Foodtech and Volcani Institute, a governmental organization of Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture.  Dubbed E-FISHient, the company is first targeting Nile tilapia cultivated without the use of animal serum. Nile tilapia is among the most common […]

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