Data science firm StartUs Insights released a list of the “Top 10 Food Technology Trends and Innovations 2021” and outlined two promising startups focused on creating 3D food printers for meat alternatives and personalized nutrition. The names that made the cut in this segment were SavorEat, an Israeli plant-based meat startup, and Cocuus, a Spanish company developing cell-based meat alternatives. The two brands have developed their own 3D printing technology to handle food products with the exact specifications and quality reproducibility as real meats, aiming for large-scale food production and low costs. Like many of the companies in this segment, they are still at an early stage. Nonetheless, their work will pave the way to democratize 3D printed fake meats as they attempt to meet the immediate food needs of the global population sustainably.
SavorEat wants to make Kosher meatless products that are 3D printed. Image courtesy of SavorEat.
As far as alternative meats go, plant-based options have been making headlines in recent years, driving consumer interest through the roof and attracting traditional players in the food industry, like Nestlé, Burger King, and McDonald’s. As a result, investors poured millions into