In this prospective Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study of cultivated meat (CM, also sometimes referred to as cell-based meat, clean meat, cultured meat and in-vitro meat) we provide insight into the environmental impact of this product when produced at commercial scales. This is the first LCA study to use primary data from multiple CM producers and companies in the upstream supply chain. Data collection efforts were carried out among over 15 companies active in CM development and the supply chain, supplemented with cross-checks by independent experts. While there are still uncertainties due to the early stage of technological development, we believe this study provides a robust inventory with as much primary data as is currently feasible.
One potential method of resolving this uncertainty is to create a “techno-economic model” (TEM). A TEM tries to understand what the economics of a technology will look like once the technology is fully implemented at scale. It takes inputs like the price of various feedstocks, the metabolic rates and doubling times of cells, the size of a bioreactor, etc. It outputs metrics like cost per pound of product, and amount of product produced for a period of time.
“From a nutritional standpoint our products match the protein quality and content of the animal products that they replace” and “ours is a clear winner from a health and nutrition standpoint,” he said in a “Mad Money” interview.“This is why I think people are increasingly aware plant-based products are going to completely replace the animal-based products in the food world within the next 15 years. That’s our mission. That transformation is inevitable,” the told host Jim Cramer.
Synthetic meat is produced by in vitro animal cell culture through tissue engineering techniques. The synthetic (cultured) meat is produced by accumulating cells from an animal and developing them in an enriched and favorable medium. The final meat produced is thus free from any of the harmful organism as it is grown in aseptic and strictly controlled environment. Hence, the cultured meat can be the answer to increasing meat consumption projections with the added bonus of reducing the negative effects of conventional meat agriculture and production. Thus, the global synthetic (cultured) meat market is expected to rise at a CAGR of REDACTED during the forecast period.