Scientists have created a method to grow meat in laboratories. Once the cost of production is reduced it will be ready for market.
Cultured meat is real meat from a live animal (cow) produced by the cultivation of the animal’s tissue cells in a lab environment.
- No more slaughtered animals
- Freed up land space
- Reduced crop usage
- Reduced greenhouse gases
- Reduce water consumption
- Reduced energy consumption
The final name may be “Clean Meat” but it also goes by the following:
- Vitro Meat
- Vat-grown Meat
- Lab-grown Meat
- Cell-based Meat
- Synthetic Meat
- Cultured Meat
Here is where we are:
- Mosa Meat was able to significantly lower the costs of production.
- Memphis Meats launched a video in February 2016 showcasing its cultured beef meatball. In March 2017, they showcased chicken tenders and duck a l’orange.
- SuperMeat ran a viral crowdfunding campaign in 2016 for its work on cultured chicken.
- Finless Foods aimed at cultured fish in 2017 and commenced laboratory operations quickly.
- In March 2018, JUST, Inc. claimed to be able to present a consumer product from cultured meat by the end of 2018.
- Meatable reported in September 2018 that it had succeeded in growing meat using pluripotent stem cells from animals’ umbilical cords.
There are over 30 cultured meat startups across the world. This is going to happen.
Will you eat meat grown in a Lab?
At some point in the future will you still have a choice?