Singapore is looking into developing a comprehensive regulatory framework to govern novel food production for human consumption in the country, which would cover new items such as cell-based meat and alternative proteins.
The alternative protein-based foods industry and government in Australia are at odds over the use of terms such as ‘milk’, ‘meat’ and ‘seafood’ to label these, with tensions rising after the issue proceeded to high-level ministerial discussions.
The Spanish pig sector has seen more than 2 million tons of white pork exports worth €5m exported across five continents recently, according to the Spanish Inter-professional Agri-Food Organization for White Pork (Interporc).
In the wake of several controversial recent studies that have linked meat consumption with increased cancer risk, an equally contentious series of reviews have found there are very few health benefits to cutting out meat protein.
New Zealand plant-based meat company Sunfed Meats has entered its next phase of growth with the launching of its Chicken Free Chicken into Australia, and is banking on its food engineering capabilities and unique product offering to support its scale-up.
Australian family-owned pastoral business Angus Pastoral Company is to build its own on-farm boutique abattoir, creating more than 80 new jobs. Construction is expected to take approximately 13 months.