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Asia will not get to net-zero without changing its diet

ARE determined that decarbonizing Asia’s protein system will require peaking industrial animal production no later than 2030, while simultaneously ramping up development of alternative proteins like meat, dairy and eggs made from plants, microbes and cultivated animal cells.

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Guest Column: Keeping Up with the Crustaceans

This article was written by Dr. Danai Georgiadou, a scientist from A*STAR’s Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI). She also contributes to CRISP Meats, a multi-institutional research programme led by A*STAR to address challenges faced by the industry, and accelerate the development and production of cultivated meat and seafood through public-private partnerships.


Singapore is the world leader in selling cultivated meat

A common challenge for alternative-protein startups is that they need to spend a lot of their initial investment on new equipment. This means they can struggle to become protable without heavy capital outlays. The government has therefore invested in relevant infrastructure such as innovation centres that help startups develop their products and raise capital.


Addressing the talent gaps in S’pore’s budding cultivated meat space

“Cultivated and fermentation-based protein companies tend to be at a much earlier stage of their commercial development, with the majority of their staff still dedicated to resolving more fundamental biological and engineering challenges,” said GFI APAC Managing Director Mirte Gosker. “Conversely, those in the plant-based meat sector currently employ the majority of food application scientists, as many of these businesses are in the commercialisation stage and are looking to cook up locally relevant products for different markets of consumers.”