The Israeli cultivated meat consortium received $18 million from the Israel Innovation Authority. The consortium is the “world’s largest” of its kind and is made up of 24 companies, universities, and research institutions including Aleph Farms, SuperMeat, BioBetter, Tel Aviv University, and Technion Israel Institute of Technology. This funding seeks to support cultivated meat production by lowering the cost and scaling up capabilities. The consortium was established by Tnuva Group and Good Food Institute Israel which recently reported a 450% growth in the country’s alternative protein sector in 2021 over the previous year.
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