Cell-based meat, or “clean” meat—real meat produced in labs—has not become a commercial product yet. But analysts expect it to hit the shelves in 2021 or soon thereafter, and start-ups in this space, such as Memphis Meats, have raised tens of millions of dollars. One 2018 survey found that a third of American consumers, along with half of Indian and two-thirds of Chinese consumers, would be “very or extremely likely” to purchase cell-based meat.
The Ochakov Food Ingredients Plant (OKPI) produced a 40-gram “meatloaf” after three experiments carried out over two years, the Moscow-based lab said in a press release cited by Interfax.“From our point of view, laboratory meat production has the highest ethical significance for modern society, since we can avoid the slaughter of living creatures to obtain meat for food,” Nikolai Shimanovsky, a molecular pharmacologist and the project’s curator, said in the press release.The meat, which was grown using the muscle tissue of an Aberdeen Angus calf, cost 900,000 rubles ($14,000) to produce, the lab said.
Lab-grown meat is meat, meaning it is not vegan. However, the concept may create a “loophole” for some due to the fact that it can be made without the slaughter of animals.Not all lab-grown meat production is free from animal use. Dutch scientist Mark Post, who presented the world’s first lab-grown burger at a press conference in 2013, grew cells in an animal-based broth to make his clean meat patty.
As consumers, we sometimes seek out these imitation products as a cheaper or more readily available alternative to the original, but most often we would prefer the real deal. After all, the name itself implies that the original is better than the fake version.
A start-up backed by Brexiteer billionaire Jim Mellon has raised $20m (£16m) to grow “fake fish” in the lab and capitalise on the trend for meat-free dietsBlueNalu, based in San Diego, California, is raising one of the largest early stage funding rounds in emerging “alternative meat” sector speaheaded by Wall Street darling Beyond Meat.
The investment buzz in the US capital market is well resonated across the Pacific in China. Shuangta Food, a company based in East China’s Shandong Province that produces pea protein witnessed a 192.5 percent jump of its share price in August compared to the beginning of the year. The company recently made the first plant-based pork mooncakes during this year’s Mid Autumn festival along with Zhen Meat, another alternative meat company. In Shanghai’s A-share market, any company relating to faux meat saw their price soar.
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