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A cover story about the future of meat

While cultivated meat is not yet cleared for commercial sale, Korean regulators began accepting approval applications earlier this year. Shortly afterwards, the nation celebrated the opening of the Gyeongbuk Cell-Cultivated Foods Regulatory-Free Special Zone, which will soon be home to nearly a dozen cultivated meat companies.

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Asia’s embrace of cultivated meat will bring industry leadership

History has shown that the longer countries wait to invest in the technologies of the future, the harder it is to ever catch up. Asia-Pacific governments and companies clearly see an opportunity to dominate the future of food production and are waving that flag proudly on the global stage.

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Plant-based meat’s success in Asia boils down to cost and outreach

In a recent study released by GFI APAC, “consumers were unequivocal that what they are truly craving is protein diversity, not wholesale replacement,” says Senior Communications Manager Ryan Huling. “That’s an audience worth speaking more directly to.”

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Scaling slaughter-free meat is hard. Here’s one way to make it easier.

GFI APAC Managing Director Mirte Gosker spoke about how Singapore is scaling up cultivated meat production through international collaborations, and GFI Israel VP of Strategy and Policy Alla Voldman-Rantzer noted, “A platform that is funded by the government is probably the only way that one could put companies, industry partners, and academic groups together to work on collaborative R&D budgets.”