News and Success Stories

Published 15 August 2023

Mushroom Meat

Plant-based food company MyForest is using a fungi called mycelium, found on the roots of mushrooms, to create a tasty new approach to bacon, called MyBacon.

The mycelium is grown in a vertical farm that uses solar technology and LED lights which allow for both faster farming and, more consistent results due to lack of interference from external factors.

MyBacon has been a huge hit, winning the best plant-based product at the 2023 World Food Innovation Awards. MyForest have since announced fungi-based jerky will soon be released.

With vertical farming easier to learn than open ground agriculture, could we see more people moving into the agriculture space? And could we see fungi farming extend beyond food production into fungi leather, fungi-based shoes?