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Investing in the Future of Food… Ethically and Profitably

Dave Jackson Dave Jackson, Stockhouse
0 Comments| November 16, 2021

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Stockhouse readers and investors know a thing or two about emerging technologies, and the potential value that a ground floor opportunity offers. In the nascent and still developing food science space, few companies are as forward thinking and on the cutting edge as one particular company – CULT Food Science Corp. (P.CULT, Forum).

Soon to be publicly traded, CULT is an innovative investment platform that will offer investors access to cellular agriculture and cultivated food businesses that are advancing the development of novel technologies to provide a sustainable, environmental, and ethical solution to the global factory farming and aquaculture crises.

Today, CULT Food Science is a state-of-the-art platform advancing the future of food with an exclusive focus on cultivated meat and cultured dairy. The first-of-its-kind on a North American stock exchange, CULT will provide investors with unprecedented exposure to some of the most innovative start-ups, private companies, and early-stage cultivated meat and cultured dairy ventures around the world.

While cultivated or synthesized meat may sound like science fiction, it is definitely science fact. And rest assured, the science behind cultured meat is far beyond that of simple plant-based proteins which contain combinations of peas, coconut oil, soy, etc. This is real meat that is replicated in a similar way that many synthetic drugs are now produced at scale from their original formulations.

Cultivated meat and dairy have all the Environmental, Social & Governance (“ESG”) positives that plant-based products do, but they are real meat and dairy. Also, because animals aren’t harmed or killed in order to make these products, it would unexpectedly qualify as Vegan food in the consumer market. It is expected that by 2030, cultivated meat will be a $25 billion market. Singapore is currently the first country to approve lab-grown meat, and other countries, like Qatar, have committed to adopt similar policies soon.

To date, CULT has exclusively invested in cell-cultured meat and dairy companies, which is why Berkely, CA-based Novel Farms has become an ideal addition to its portfolio. Currently, the company is working on proprietary tissue development processes with the goal of producing whole cuts of gourmet cell-cultured meat.

Cultivated meat is game-changing on a global scale.Today, about 18% of all greenhouse gases are the direct result of livestock farming. The explosion of plant-based alternatives to animal-based meat is a great start, but for the hundred of millions of consumers around the world who still maintain an omnivorous diet, cultivated meat is expected to reduce the carbon footprint even further, and by a significant amount.

At present, the industry believes it will achieve cost parity with traditional meat products by 2028 to 2030.


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Everything you wanted to know about cultured meat…but were not afraid to ask.

So what exactly is cultured meat? Well, it’s a relatively new science and may be a new concept to many Stockhouse readers. In short, cultured meat is produced using tissue engineering techniques traditionally used in regenerative medicines. While most efforts in the space focus on common meats such as pork, beef, and chicken – which comprise the bulk of consumption in developed countries – some new companies have focused on high-end or unusual meats including elk, lamb, bison, and the prized Wagyu strain of beef.

There is no doubt that the current inefficient state of the food industry is a global issue, with ramifications reaching across borders and continents. It affects our environment, natural space, and climate on an unprecedented level. Using animals to convert plants to meat is incredibly inefficient and resource depleting, especially in regard to the earth’s most precious resource…water.

For example, conventional farm production requires 25 kilograms of feed, close to 1,500 litres of fresh water, and 3,500 square feet of land to produce just 1 kilogram of beef. In fact, cows are the number one source of agriculture-based greenhouse gases worldwide, and each year a single cow produces about 220 pounds of methane. Methane from cattle is 28 times more potent in warming the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

Thus, a sustainable, safe, and secure solution will be required to meet growing demand.

Enter CULT’s core North American-based team, which is currently operating globally, while supporting innovative companies around the world to help address these issues, and blazing a path to a future of food security and climate stability.

Bill Gates and Richard Branson have seen the future potential of this science and technology and have already invested in the industry.

"I think that in the future clean and plant-based meat will become the norm, and in 30 years it is unlikely animals will need to be killed for food anymore."

Richard Branson

"I do think that all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef."

Bill Gates


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In the News

Most recently, on November 8th, the company announced a strategic investment in 3D Bio-Tissues – a British-based biotech the “aims to produce biological tissue material that can be used for many different purposes, including but not limited to cultivated meat, synthetic leather and collagen production.”

Dorian Banks, Chief Executive Officer of CULT, commented:

"This investment in 3DBT is an important addition to our investment platform, as bio-tissues are a critical element of cultivated meat production, where scientific innovation is deeply needed. We are excited to help accelerate the growth of the Venture and will look to leverage potential synergies with our other portfolio companies in due course."

CULT has been on a torrid partnership and M&A pace since late August.

On October 25th, CULT acquired stake in analogue Wagyu Ribeye Company Ohayo Valley Inc. – a cultivated meat science and cell biology company.

Dorian Banks on the strategic investment into Ohayo Valley:

"CULT's investment in Ohayo marks an exciting addition to its portfolio, which continues to be high graded by way of the world's leading companies in the cellular agriculture space. Our team has the benefit and privilege of being able to closely monitor the future of food, while positioning the Company to generate strong returns on its investments for the benefit of shareholders."

And also of note, was CULT’s announcement in late September of its purchase of an equity stake on the secondary market in San Francisco, California-based private company Eat Just, Inc. From an investor’s perspective, CULT’s investment reflects its high level of interest in Eat Just’s GOOD Meat division, which recently completed a USD$97 million financing, as part of a total USD$267 million round, thus setting a new record for the cultured meat industry.


The CULT Portfolio


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Investors Corner: “The CULT of Opportunity”

This is, in essence, a ground floor investment opportunity with what we expect to be a virtually limitless ceiling. As demonstrated by its quickly expanding investment portfolio, CULT remains focused on identifying low-risk opportunities globally and allocating its capital towards innovative cultivated meat and cellular dairy solutions.

The Company believes that the cultivated meat and dairy industry is on the verge of causing the single biggest disruption to traditional agriculture and animal husbandry in human history. CULT continues to accumulate cellular agricultural investments across three continents, providing investors with exposure to world leading ventures, such as Eat Just Inc., as well as other early-stage opportunities such as Mogale Meat.

Further, CEO Dorian Banks had this to say the value and opportunity this innovative food technology now offers:

“At this nascent stage, the (cultivated) meat and dairy space remains highly fragmented although notable capital flows and increasing velocity continue to validate the opportunity. To improve the situation for investors and lower associated barriers to entry, CULT continues to diligently work to foster a streamlined opportunity for individuals to access the future of food by gaining diversified exposure to a portfolio of exciting and disruptive private companies in the cultivated meat and cultured dairy sectors.”


The Bottom Line

Cultured meat and dairy products have been rapidly accelerated by an increase in venture capital over the last two-plus years, with start-ups forming across the globe and leading scientists and researchers seizing the opportunity. As an example, in March 2021, Israel-based MeaTech 3D raised over USD$25 million in their Nasdaq IPO, becoming the first publicly-traded company in the cultivated meat space, thus setting the precedent.

For investors with a keen eye to real world opportunity, CULT Food Science Corp. is blazing a bold, new trail in a soon-to-be multi-billion-dollar sector. The future of food is here…today.


Additional information can be found by viewing the company's website at www.cultfoodscience.com or its regulatory filings on www.sedar.com.

FULL DISCLOSURE: This is a paid article produced by Stockhouse Publishing.


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