“Clean meat” company Future Meat Technologies anticipate they can bring the price of lab-grown, “meatless” meat down to approximately $8 per kg [$4 per pound]. The process involves obtaining mesenchymal stem cells from the animal and differentiating the stem cells into both muscle and fat tissues, which are indistinguishable from those found in standard meat. The meat cooks, tastes and smells exactly like anything you’d get from an animal- however, the biggest hurdle has been its high price. Future Meat Technologies looks to overcome this hurdle by bringing costs down, by differentiating stem cells more efficiently and scaling up production.
The benefit of the technology is not limited to animals – which would no longer be harmed or slaughtered in the process, but it also significantly reduces the enormous environmental impact of the meat industry. The current meat and poultry industries contribute exorbitant amounts of greenhouse emissions, and engage in practices that many feel are unnatural, inhumane and contribute to environmental degradation in order to grow animals quicker and cheaper.
Why is this important? The “clean meat” industry’s breakthroughs will also revolutionize medically related stem cell technologies. Advances in differentiation protocols to are transferable to the regenerative medical field thereby paving the way for stem cells to differentiate effectively into a broad range of organs, tissues or treatments.
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