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Blog Cultivated

APP 2024: join the student movement shaping the future of food

Seren Kell

From Portugal to Türkiye – students across Europe are taking a leading role in a global movement turning universities into dynamic engines for alternative protein innovation.

plant-based ham and salamy from Vegfather on a healthy sharing board
Blog Plant-based

Labelling roundup: while French court rules ‘meaty’ names on plant-based products do not confuse consumers, new Italian restrictions threaten home-grown producers

Elena Walden

Although it was rejected at the EU level in 2020, attempts to restrict the language used by producers to describe their plant-based meat products have continued to rumble on in a handful of national contexts. However, recent decisions in France and Belgium are cause for optimism.

An octopus swimming in the sea - demand for seafood currently threatens marine ecosystems
Blog Cultivated

Meet the researcher: Expanding the tentacles of alternative seafood research with Frederico Ferreira

Conrad Astley

A researcher working to develop the first cultivated octopus product is at the heart of a €7 million project bringing together European experts to boost knowledge about cultivated meat.

Blog Cultivated

“We will have to leave because we don’t have a future here.” Italian researchers fear brain drain in wake of controversial cultivated meat ban

Conrad Astley

Following the controversial cultivated meat ban, some fear an exodus of talented young scientists – particularly unwelcome given nearly 10% of Italians already live abroad – while others are concerned the move may cut off future funding opportunities and damage the country’s scientific standing on the global stage.