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Fuel10k founder Barney Mauleverer launches £10k Future of Food competition

The fmcg entrepreneur said the Future of Food event planned for November would be a cross between Dragons’ Den, TedX Talks and the Model UN


Lab-grown steaks and cricket salads could replace Sunday roasts by 2054, Co-op predicts

Cricket salads, English olives and Surrey-grown avocados – experts predict what our meals will look like in 30 years


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Are 3D-printed foods ready for the mass market?

After much hype, 3D printing technology is finally hitting retail shelves. So how much mileage is there in a mass-market proposition?

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Redefine Meat’s Simon Owen on rescue dogs, spiders and The Bear

‘One thing I would change in grocery is the inequality of price and margin expectation between meat and plant-based’

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Chris Packham on taking his environmental crusade into grocery

The TV presenter has little time for the NFU and is also targeting the ‘catastrophic’ salmon fishing industry. But he believes a new rice brand can help make a difference

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Eight great British food tech startups and scaleups about to change the world

The UK is home to a raft of innovative startups vying to create the next global game-changer in food technology

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FSA to use international approvals for lab grown meat

It plans to unveil a “sliding scale” of international agreement for the approval or regulated products

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Meatly announces cultivated meat breakthrough to improve costs

The development marks a crucial step towards cultivated meat being commercially viable for supermarket shelves



Shicken wins further multimillion backing from Matthew Glover’s Veg Capital

The brand will use the £4m cash injection to scale up manufacturing capacity and ‘realise the global potential of its restaurant-quality range’

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Can FSA shake-up make the UK a leader on lab-grown meat?

Plans to speed up regulatory approval could affect lab-grown meat, novel foods and CBD – but some argue the move will come too late

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Meatly claims world first with lab-grown chicken petfood

The innovation was created in collaboration with Meatly’s first brand partner, Omni

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Finally, France moves to ban ‘meaty’ names in plant-based

In three months’ time, France will follow South Africa and Italy in banning the use of ‘meaty’ terminology to describe plant-based products, says Joanna Blythman, food journalist and author of Swallow This

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FSA to launch lab-grown meat safety testing by autumn

The Grocer understands the agency plans to parachute scientists in to work alongside companies chosen to pilot a new ‘sandbox’ testing environment

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Heura turnover boosted by Waitrose listing in 2023

Plant-based brand Heura has boosted turnover by more than 20% to €38.3m (£32.8m) in 2023, helped by growth of 81% in the UK as its listing in Waitrose bolstered the Spanish-headquartered business