Israel-based biomedical engineer Amit Gefen is developing a laboratory-grown chicken breast. Based at Tel Aviv University’s Iby and Aladar Fleischman School of Engineering, the biomedical engineering doctor’s research could lead to a sustainably produced chicken that even vegetarians may consider adding to their diets.
Founder Janette Barnard tells us the story of The Poultry Exchange, a chicken meat marketplace startup. After struggling to get an intractable industry to change its ways, The Poultry Exchange ceased operations in July.
With holiday food traditions largely unchanged in US culture since the 1950s, the late November surge in demand for turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin, among other vegetables is the driving force for many farmers' toil all year.
The company says its technology is transforming poultry production by turning a cost center -- dealing with waste manure -- into a source of fuel, thereby driving farm profitability through reduced energy bills.
The Poultry Exchange, a chicken meat marketplace, has closed a seed round of funding to further develop its platform and reach new customers.
Secretary Vilsack hosted a private meeting to hash details of a GMO labeling deal, while applications opened for organic research grants and poultry producers moved to organic and cage-free.