Serving up cell-based pork dumplings, cricket cookies to fight climate change

Ants Innovate's no-kill pork dumpling and Asia Insect Farm Solutions' cricket powder. PHOTOS: ANTS INNOVATE, ASIA INSECT FARM SOLUTIONS
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SINGAPORE - In the Chin Bee area in Jurong, a lab has been cooking up pork dumplings, wantons and bao. No pigs were killed in the making of these Asian bites, however, as cultured pig cells were used instead.

Alternative protein start-up Ants Innovate is betting its minced pork, chicken and beef products, made from a blend of in-house plant-based proteins, fats and animal cells, will find a meat-loving audience in time.

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