US FDA approves first-of-its-kind IGA in line of domestic pigs

The US Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a first-of-its-kind intentional genomic alteration (IGA) in a line of domestic pigs, referred to as GalSafe pigs, which may be used for food or human therapeutics. This is the first IGA in an animal that the FDA has approved for both human food consumption ...Read more

USDA-ARS develops treatment protocol for H. contortus in sheep

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service (ARS), on December 9, 2020, announced a groundbreaking treatment that prevents anemia, weight loss, poor wool and meat production, and even death in sheep. ARS researchers partnered with Virginia Tech and the University of Massachusetts' Me...Read more

SFA grants first regulatory approval for cultivated meat  

    The Singapore government’s food regulation authority Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has approved the sale of meat cultivated from animal cells in the city-state. The approval, granted to global food technology company Eat Just, follows years of exploration in the alternative protein space and ca...Read more

Shiok Meats inks MOU with Singapore Polytechnic for food innovation in the cell-based meat sector  

     Shiok Meats, the world’s first cell-based crustacean meat company based in Singapore, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to jointly advance food innovation, research, and training in the cell-based meat and seafood sector.This is the first ever MO...Read more

Aleph Farms unveils prototype of first commercial cultivated steak

Israel based Aleph Farms Ltd. is heading towards the transfer of its commercial product – thin-cut beef steaks – into proprietary platform suitable for mass cultivation. The quality steaks, grown directly from non-GMO cells of a living cow, boast nutritional, culinary, and sensory attributes of meat in...Read more

Grōv Technologies announces largest indoor vertical farming system for animal feed  

       Grōv Technologies announced its newest innovation in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) – the Olympus Tower Farm. Combining science and patented technology, Olympus is an automated indoor growing system for commercial scale production of fresh animal feed, helping dairy a...Read more

FreshToHome secures $121 Mn in funding from Investment Corporation of Dubai  

 FreshToHome, an online brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce, announced that it has raised USD 121 million funding. The funding round was led by Investment Corporation of Dubai, Investcorp, Ascent Capital, DFC, Allana Group and other investors. Barclays was the advisor for the transaction, it added. Inves...Read more

Hester acquires technology from ICAR - IVRI to develop Brucella vaccine

     Hester has signed the agreement towards receiving the indigenously developed technology from ICAR-IVRI (Indian Council of Agriculture Research – Indian Veterinary Research Institute), for developing the Brucella Abortus S19 Delta Per vaccine. The agreement was signed through video confe...Read more

Suminter India Organics distributes 50 indigenous cows to farmers

Suminter India Organics a privately held supplier of certified organic products from India to Europe and the United State has been producing and exporting organic cotton in Kutch, Gujarat since the last 12 years Suminter India has recently distributed cows under the "Livelihood Dairy Development Program" in colla...Read more

Scientists create gene-edited livestock surrogate sires fertile

In a recent study by a research team led by Oatley used the gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, to knock out a gene-specific to male fertility in the animal embryos that would be raised to become surrogate sires. The male animals were then born sterile but began producing sperm after researchers transplanted stem cell...Read more

Suguna Foods inks $15 Mn deal with ADB to sustain poultry farming operations  

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement for $15 million of debt financing through the subscription of nonconvertible debentures for Suguna Foods Private Limited (Suguna), in equivalent Indian rupees, to help sustain poultry farming operations, as well as rural livelihoods and food security i...Read more

15 Karnataka districts to launch domestic animal ambulances

Officials of the Animal Husbandry Department will soon launch domestic animal ambulances in 15 Karnataka districts to cater to their welfare, as reported by an official recently.   Though phase 2 has also been approved, the funding is yet to be released because of the disruption caused by coronavirus. The ...Read more