Lab-grown meat has the same protein that a dog or cat in the wild would be eating. There are no harmful steroids or any dangerous ingredients. Plus, it is better for the environment and reduces our reliance on factory farms. And, for those that live a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, it allows your pet to eat a diet that you can feel comfortable with.
Taken together, Japan’s nascent vegan movement, desire for meat and willingness to experiment with new technology stand Hanyu in good stead. Add land shortages and continued funding interest to the mix and the scene may be set for his desired future. But the obstacles to cultured meat are as real in Japan as they are elsewhere. Even as cost is expected to drop and acceptability to rise, it remains to be seen if the technology can deliver at scale and compete with novel meat replacements. In the short term, Japan will need to focus on diversifying its protein sources.
Unlimeat is a 100% plant based beef alternative developed by South Korean food tech manufacturer Zikooin, and is made from grains, oats and nuts that would be otherwise thrown away due to aesthetic imperfections. The product is South Korea’s first homegrown addition to the booking alternative meat and protein industry.
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.
We sampled more than 25 products across more than a dozen brands from supermarkets and independent grocers. They were rated on appearance, smell, texture, taste and overall meatiness. Points were combined for a score out of 25. All were cooked in an oiled pan to replicate home kitchens and eaten completely unadorned to level the playing field, which is where many fell short.