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Roasted Pork Cutlet Set Meal at Kasuya in Japan

The price is 1,133 yen (tax included).

When Will Lab-grown Meat Has Similar Price as Real Meat

Israeli start-up Future Meat has claimed an enormous leap in the direction of industrial viability for its lab-grown hen, slashing manufacturing prices by nearly half in just some months.

The corporate, whose backers embrace Archer Daniels Midland, Tyson Meals and S2G, mentioned it was now producing a 110 gramme hen breast for just below $4, down from $7.50 introduced at the beginning of the year.

Rom Kshuk, chief govt, mentioned he anticipated the price to fall to beneath $2 within the subsequent 12-18 months.

Different protein firms, which embrace plant-based, lab-grown and fermentation start-ups, are racing to give you a product that mimics typical meat in style whereas additionally competing on worth.

Though meat comprised of animal cells grown in cultivators is barely at the moment commercially accessible in Singapore, greater than 50 cell-based start-ups worldwide are vying to get their product to market.

Kshuk mentioned his firm was centered on gaining regulatory approval within the US and hoped he would get the nod from the US Division of Agriculture and the Meals and Drug Administration subsequent year.

“We are going to launch a product within the US market within the subsequent 18 months that can have a commercially viable worth,” he informed the Monetary Instances.

Getting the style, texture and worth all proper is the holy grail for different protein firms, based on analysts at Boston Consulting Group and Blue Horizon, a Switzerland-based meals tech enterprise capital group.

In a latest report on different proteins, it mentioned 11 per cent of US, UK and German shoppers had been “very ” in different proteins, whereas 66 per cent had been “considerably , detached, or considerably not ”. For uninterested shoppers, “the important thing modifications that might improve their curiosity are improved style and a cheaper price”.

Plant-based meat, comprised of merchandise reminiscent of legumes, is main the pack when it comes to commercialisation. When it comes to value relative to traditional meat, every of the three sorts of different proteins are at completely different levels of parity, based on BCG.

To get shoppers to repeatedly buy different proteins, the price should match or be decrease than typical meat, it mentioned.

One of many massive prices for cultivated meat firms has been the nutrient for the meat cells, and reducing the price of this “feed” has been key to lowering the price of manufacturing.

Future Meat has efficiently discovered a method to do that, mentioned Sanjeev Krishnan, chief funding officer at S2G, a US agri and meals tech enterprise capital group that has invested within the enterprise. The beginning-up “is scaling manufacturing in a capital-efficient method”, he mentioned.

In Singapore, US-based Eat Simply turned the primary cell-cultured meat firm to obtain regulatory approval and provide its product to shoppers.

Its cell-based hen has been accessible for supply at S$20 (US$15) a serving, a lossmaking worth for the corporate.
Nonetheless, Eat Simply mentioned its prices had fallen greater than 90 per cent due to a fivefold improve in cell density and a steep drop in nutrient prices.

In accordance with the US Bureau of Labour, the common worth in cities of a hen breast is about $0.80 per 110 g.

Kshuk mentioned he and rivals can beat BCG’s 2032 cost-parity prediction, saying he anticipated Future Meat to take action in about eight years.

Source : Digitpatrox

In Pictures: Food of Ho Hung Kee Congee & Noodle (何洪記粥麵專家) in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Guangdong Noodles and Congees

The Michelin 1-star Restaurant

Your Blood Type Might Raise Odds for Certain Health Conditions

Certain blood types may increase a person’s risk of different health problems, a new study suggests.

The research confirms some previous findings and reveals new links between blood types and diseases, according to the authors of the study published April 27 in the journal eLife.

“There is still very little information available about whether people with RhD-positive or RhD-negative blood groups may be at risk of certain diseases, or how many more diseases may be affected by blood type or group,” said first author Torsten Dahlén, a doctoral student at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

To help fill that gap, the researchers investigated the link between blood types, RhD status and more than 1,000 diseases. (A person who is RhD positive has a protein called the D antigen on their red blood cells; RhD negative means the protein is absent.)

The analysis of health data from more than 5 million people in Sweden identified 49 diseases linked to blood types, and one associated with the RhD group.

The findings showed that people with type A blood were more likely to have blood clots; those with type O blood were more likely to have a bleeding disorder; and women with type O blood were more likely to develop pregnancy-induced high blood pressure (“hypertension”).

The investigators also found a new link between type B blood and a lower risk of kidney stones, and noted that women who are RhD-positive are more likely to develop pregnancy-induced hypertension.

More research is needed to confirm these findings and to learn more about the links between blood type and disease risks, according to the study authors.

“Our findings highlight new and interesting relationships between conditions such as kidney stones and pregnancy-induced hypertension and blood type or group,” said senior author Gustaf Edgren, associate professor of epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute.

“They lay the groundwork for future studies to identify the mechanisms behind disease development, or for investigating new ways to identify and treat individuals with certain conditions,” Edgren added in a journal news release.

Source: HealthDay

Congee with Meatballs


100 g rice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
40 g mini conpoy (小元貝)
16 cups water
2 thousand-year eggs (皮蛋), diced
shredded ginger and green onion


240 g ground pork
1/4 cup chopped preserved mustard (葱菜)
1/4 cup Chinese mushroom, soaked and chopped
1 tsp chopped ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
dash sesame oil and pepper
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp light soy sauce
5-6 tbsp water


  1. Rinse and drain rice, mix with salt and oil, set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Rinse mini conpoy. Bring water to a boil in a pot, add rice and mini conpoy, bring back to a boil, adjust to medium heat, half-cover and cook until congee consistency (approx. 45 to 50 minutes).
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix ground pork, chopped ingredients and seasonings together, stir well until sticky. Chill for 30 minutes. Form into meatballs.
  4. When congee is ready, add eggs and meatballs, cook and season to taste.
  5. Ladle congee to serving bowls. Sprinkle with shredded ginger and spring onion before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

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