“We believe that the key to bringing this technology to the world will be enabling more choice for consumers,” he tells Inverse. “Right now, the vast majority of meat consumed comes from just four or five animals. This is because we have developed the processes necessary to domesticate and process these particular animals on a mass scale. The question that we asked ourselves was: What are the odds that these animals contain the tastiest, most nutritionally rich food offerings?”
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.