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The Alt Protein & Pet Foods – Who will be first to register their brand?

Shannon Falconer, CEO of cultured meat company, BioCraft Pet Nutrition, says, “The supply chain for meat is increasingly precarious, both in terms of price volatility and stock outs. Pet food manufacturers are desperate for a more stable alternative.”

There seems to be a race to market to be the first company to register their brand as shown in this article – https://vegconomist.com/food-and-beverage/pet-food/approval-cultivated-meat-for-pet-food-story-continues/

 

Bond Pet Foods and Hill’s Pet Nutrition Mark Milestone in Fermented Meat Proteins for Pet Food

Colorado-based fermented protein producer Bond Pet Foods has reached a significant milestone in its partnership with global pet food manufacturer Hill’s Pet Nutrition. The company has officially shipped its first two metric tons of animal protein produced via fermentation, enabling Hill’s to begin formulating prototypes for regulatory review and market assessment. (February 2024) Read more here

The first two metric tons of an animal protein created through fermentation is a step toward commercialising this technology for pet food applications.

Meatly to sell ‘first-ever’ cultivated pet food at Pets At Home

 

British dogs to be fed the first 100% lab-grown meat produced by Meatly that underwent a rebrand in October 2023. The first ‘cultivated meat’ food for pets will hit shelves in 2024 as the market has seen a rise in owners choosing more sustainable ingredients to feed their pets.

See the article here that highlights the need to cope with increased consumer demands for sustainable ingredients, and the use of Faba bean protein as a high quality protein source that is used in Give A Dog A Bean plant-based complete tinned food, and now the development of cultivated meat that will be sold through Pets At Home as part of their sustainable initiative as shown here.

See original article here.

 

What is the attitude of owners to feeding cultivated meat to their pets?

UK based Alice Oven published the results of her dissertation for the Winchester MSc in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law in PLOS ONE journal. The paper explores pet owner attitudes to feeding cultivated meat to cats and dogs, and how this compares to willingness to eat cultivated meat themselves.

For cats, this does seem to be the future – Biocraft Pet Nutrition in the US have been awarded prizes in 2024 for the development of mouse and chicken cultured food for our pets – a sustainable way to feed our cats in the future at last!

 

 

Plant Ingredients in Dog Food

Plant Ingredients in Dog Food

An enormously positive article about the use of plant-based proteins in pet food written by PhD Veterinary Scientist Jelena Suran in February 2024

Hills Pet Food Vets Sued

Hills Pet Food Vets Sued

Colgate-Palmolive’s Hill’s pet food unit has been hit with a proposed class-action accusing it of conspiring with vets to disparage grain free and plant-based diets

Peas, lentils and DCM in dogs

Peas, lentils and DCM in dogs

Dr Jo works for an independent vet practice in Devon and she asked some very valid questions during a lunch and learn about plant-based dog nutrition at her practice. Her main focus in practice is around treating dogs with atopic skin conditions due to sensitivities,...

Arsenic levels high in cats

Arsenic levels high in cats

Cats suffering from chronic renal disease were shown to have high levels of Arsenic from eating fish

Pets At Home Commits To Net Zero Goals

Pets At Home Commits To Net Zero Goals

There is reason to remain optimistic that in five to 10 years’ time, most dog owners will not think twice about regularly feeding plant-based products whether that is in the form of complete meals, treats or dental chews