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Cultured meat products, meat-like products grown in a lab from cells extracted from animals without requiring the animals to be slaughtered, could allow to world to continue eating meat without the environmental and ethical issues that surround the conventional meat industry.
Over the last few years, start-ups around the world have been racing to bring the first cultured meat products to market. This article explores five companies at the forefront of the cultured meat revolution, based on analysis from a recent IDTechEx Research report.
Mosa MeatThe company where it all began, Mosa Meat was founded in 2013 by Dr Mark Post of Maastricht University. In August 2013, Post cooked and tasted the world’s first cell-cultured hamburger in front of a crowd of journalists in London.
The hamburger was produced from bovine muscle cells grown in the lab and reportedly cost over €250,000 to produce. Luckily, things have moved on since then, with Mosa Meat currently claiming it can grow a “beef” patty for around €9.
Mosa Meat is aiming for a small scale commercial release within the next few years, following scale up of production facilities and regulatory approval.
Memphis MeatsMemphis Meats is a Californian-cultured meat start-up founded by cardiologist Dr Uma Valeti …
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