PLANTING A STAKE: Cell-cultivate meat companies are launching a Bay Area building boom. Freshly funded and with not a second to lose, Bay Area startups are hungry for space to build novel pilot plants as a stepping stone to mass commercialization.
New Age Meats bites into $25M for cultured meat product line development. Berkeley-based cultured meat company New Age Meats announced Monday it raised $25 million in Series A funding that will enable the company to begin production of its first product offering...
The Alliance for Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Innovation Expands, Adds Two New Member Companies. Artemys Foods and New Age Meats join the Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation, a coalition of food companies dedicated to producing meat, poultry and seafood directly from animal cells.
Silicon Valley's next big thing: Lab-grown meat. Meat consumption is one of the biggest factors contributing to climate change and world pollution, according to the UN. But in San Francisco startups such as JUST or New Age Meats have developed a cell-based meat product that tastes and looks like chicken or pork.
We tried the first lab-grown sausage made without killing animals. It was smoky, savory, and tasted like breakfast. Silicon Valley clean meat startup New Age Meats made history on Monday by letting journalists...
What's all the fuss about?
According to the United Nations, the current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030 and 9.8 billion in 2050. Our current methods of feeding this growing population are not just unsustainable—they’re also accelerating the destruction of our Planet Earth. And if we’re being totally honest, being out in nature gives us even more joy than a good pork sausage (and we’re joyously in love with good pork sausage), so why wouldn't we try to find a better way?
What's our M.O.?
We need to offer more choices to everyday people that are less resource intensive—less of a strain on the environment—but don’t sacrifice that indulgent taste that comes with our favorite pork dishes. Being able to feed everyday people means we have to have a damn good everyday product that's accessible to everybody. That’s the mission.
What are New Age Eats products made of?
We use a combination of plant-based ingredients and cultivated pork to get to the most joyful consumer experience possible. Cultivated meat, also called cell-cultured meat, is taking a cell from a pig and growing it outside the animal (in an exquisitely clean lab, to be exact) to get to what people love most about pork: the aroma, the fatty taste, the moisture, the texture and everything else we all dig about pig.
Would you call New Age Eats a "better option"?
When you compare us to conventional meat, yes, we are designing our products to be healthier for you and using the cleanest ingredient line possible. That said, we can't and won't compete with, say, kale. We’re not playing in that ballpark. But if “better option” includes “better for the environment”, we check that box: we're building our facility on a clean energy grid so, with a focus on pork, we're doing our part to reduce global warming by up to 52% and land use by up to 72%*.
*Sources: Alameda Municipal Power and Good Food Institute – Cultivated Meat LCA & TEA