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ADM and Believer Meats have signed a non-exclusive memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on driving the development and commercialisation of cultivated meat products.
Nutrition company ADM will work with Believer, formerly known as Future Meat Technologies, to explore new ingredients and solutions for the cultivated meat market.
Leticia Gonçalves, ADM’s president of global foods, commented: “With a global population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, ADM is working with partners across the value chain to meet food security and sustainability needs by expanding the protein ecosystem”.
She added that cultivated meat represents an “exciting evolution” and another way of meeting long-term food security needs, alongside other traditional and novel sources of protein.
Gustavo Burger, CEO of Believer, said: “Believer is thrilled to partner with ADM in driving innovation to expand the emerging cultivated meat industry”.
He added: “By pairing ADM’s leading expertise in ingredient application development, and [the] complete nutrition solutions they bring to their customers, with our groundbreaking cell cultivation technology…we aim to accelerate the development and commercialisation of high-quality, safe and delicious meat products that deliver on the increasing demands of our growing global population. Together, we have a unique opportunity to shape the future of the protein industry and create a more sustainable food system for generations to come.”
The MOU follows recent news of a bill backed by the Italian government to ban the use of cell-based food, as the country’s authorities look to safeguard Italy’s agri-food heritage.
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