Tag: lab-grown oysters

Mollusk money: Lab-grown oyster maker attracts key investor

Mollusk money: Lab-grown oyster maker attracts key investor

April 18, 2022 |

In North Carolina, a startup pursuing lab-grown oysters has received an unspecified investment from Cult Food Science, an investment firm focused on cultivated meat and dairy and cellular agriculture.  Pearlita’s cofounder and CEO Nikita Michelsen tells FoodIngredientsFirst that farmed oysters face “huge threats” from rising ocean temperatures and contaminated waters. “We are providing a healthy […]

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Cacao village, lab-grown oysters, fish waste-based surfactants, Maybelline going biobased by 2030, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 28th

Cacao village, lab-grown oysters, fish waste-based surfactants, Maybelline going biobased by 2030, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 28th

January 27, 2022 |

The dream of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is closer than you may think with an entire village called Cacao Eco Village being planned in Ecuador using renewable construction materials including 3D printed cacao waste. It comes complete with an education and research center and of course, a chocolate factory. And cleaning with fish waste […]

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Good shucking idea: Startup targets lab-grown oysters

Good shucking idea: Startup targets lab-grown oysters

January 24, 2022 |

In North Carolina, two entrepreneurs hope to bring lab-grown oyster meat to raw bars and leave real oysters doing what they do best: filtering waterways so other species can thrive.   Dubbed Pearlita, Nikita Michelsen and Joey Peters say the startup is the first cultivated meat company to target the slurpable bivalve.  “Instead of harvesting […]

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