Author: Karen Hung

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Highlights from New Food Conference-food trend

Last March, at the New Food conference in Berlin, scientists and entrepreneurs gathered to discuss the progress of clean meat and plant-based protein. Also present, were a number of newly formed food start-ups. Many took to the stage to pitch their business ideas and offered attendees the chance to sample their products. One attendee was […]

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The 4th International conference on cultured meat highlights (4) – Serum free medium

The 4th international conference on cultured meat was held in Maastricht, in the Netherlands between 2-4 December. Scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs were there to discuss tissue engineering, medium chemistry, bioreactor engineering, and other social science aspects. For those who missed the event, here are some highlights from the event. Serum free medium was a popular […]

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The 4th International conference on cultured meat highlights (3) – Bioreactors development

The 4th international conference on cultured meat was held in Maastricht, in the Netherlands between 2-4 December. Scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs were there to discuss tissue engineering, medium chemistry, bioreactor engineering, and other social science aspects. For those who missed the event, here are some highlights from the event. The most talked about challenge from […]

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The 4th International conference on cultured meat highlights (2) – Tissue formation and biomaterial

The 4th international conference on cultured meat was held in Maastricht, in the Netherlands between 2-4 December. Scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs were there to discuss tissue engineering, medium chemistry, bioreactor engineering, and other social science aspects. For those who missed the event, here are some highlights from the event. In the ‘Tissue formation and biomaterial’ […]

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Film review: Dinner for few

Not until recently I come across this award-winning short animation ‘Dinner for few’. The producer Nassos Vakalis was inspired by the then Greek financial crisis and tried to reflect the unfairness of the current system via a sociopolital metaphor. Artistic films like this are an interesting medium from which to convey subtle messages and if […]

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Christmas is coming: why is duck so tasty?

Duck has been a standard fixture on Christmas tables in Germany and across Central Europe for centuries. Some believe the tradition came from the celebration of Christmas Eve along with St. Martin’s Day where traditionally a geese dinner is served. Some say ducks and geese are a substitution of carp as they are also a […]