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27 January 2023

FAIRR’s top news picks

Mega Factories Target Cow-Free Milk and Cheese

Bloomberg | 26 January 2023

Exciting news for food tech as a new wave of startups is building mega factories enabling large-scale production of cow-free milk. These factories will facilitate precision fermentation, a technology cultivating microbes to produce milk proteins found in animal products. Differing from plant-based proteins, this process offers a way to revive the fortunes of alternative proteins whilst curbing the environmental footprint of livestock.

EPA Considers Tougher Regulation of Livestock Farm Pollution

The Washington Post | 23 January 2023

It’s never too late to mend! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking to examine whether to toughen regulation of large livestock farms that release manure and other pollutants into waterways. The latest Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index shows that the risks associated with waste pollution remain largely unaddressed by major animal protein producers globally. Just 6% of assessed companies disclose engaging with their animal suppliers to ensure better nutrient management practices.

Restaurants Dropping Meat Dishes as Costs Rise and Veganuary Grows More Popular

The Guardian | 21 January 2023

An interesting trend across the UK: restaurants are removing meat dishes from their menus. Main drivers? The impact of inflation and the rising popularity of Veganuary. A survey of over 150 restaurant chains shows that only 33% of main courses include meat, and just 12% of starters. On top of that, there is also an expansion of vegan-only restaurants. With trends around healthier living and eating less meat on the rise, is this shift going to persist?

Graphic of the Week

COP28 host, UAE, is behind on climate progress to meet the Paris Agreement.

Source: Financial Times

More Food for Thought

Plant-Based Seafood Company Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding | John Fiorillo | IntraFish

The Newest Contraband at the Mexican Border: Eggs | Amanda Holpuch | New York Times

An Aussie Startup Trying to Stop Cows Burping Methane Gains Momentum | Keira Wright | Bloomberg

FAIRR’s Protein Pulse is a weekly collection of news articles related to the food sector that may be of interest to our members. FAIRR does not necessarily endorse the views of these news articles and assumes no responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies found in third-party content.