Have you heard about lab grown meat….
It is also known as cultured meat/in-vitro meat also. The idea about cultured meat came in the early 2000s by Jason Metheny.
In 2013, Mark post,professor at Maastricht university. Proved that it’s possible to make a lab grown meat. It was also funded by nasa to grow meat in the space for astronauts instead of sending food to space station.
Other scientists think that even animals have right to live on the earth, we can’t kill them for the meat. There are even other organisations which fight for the animal rights. Cultured meat can give a way to solve all the problems.
The cultured meat grown by mr.post costs about $300,000(₹2,09,99,070.00) and it took two years to produce.The cost of cultured had gone down dramatically to 11.36$ a pound within three and a half years. Further mass production of cultured meat can decrease to cost. At present the cost of cultured meat 9-10 times more costlier than normal meat.
Startups providing cultured meat:
It was co-founded Mark post to produce lower cost of production of cultured meat to the consumers.
Mark post with cultured meat
It is a silicon valley(California) startup. It was founded by cardiologists. It showcased the first chicken and duck cultured meat.
San Francisco based company which produces cultured fish meat. It will expected to start production by the of end of 2019.
Advantages of in-vitro meat:
Culture meat only takes one percent of the land space occupied by a single cow. Cow needs a large space to graze.
Worldwide, livestock is responsible for about 15% of green house emissions. Cultured meat can reduce global warming by 96%. Eating cultured can decrease global warming right.
There are many animals being slaughtered for meat. In-vitro meat is lab grown and it doesn’t kill any animal.
Many diseases are spread through animals, in-vitro meat is clean meat without any diseases. It reduces the risk of getting sick. Recent study says that, they can add minerals and vitamins to the meat at the time of growth the in-vitro tissue. It can be even used as daily supplement to our health.
Usually a livestock sometimes overgrazes the land. Cultured meat doesn’t degrade any land, It’s even eco-friendly.
Cultured meat is fully edible and in case of traditional livestock like cow is only 65%edible. We remove intestines, stomach, etc… And many other parts of the livestock, so it’s not fully edible.
In the next section we discuss about future foods-3, About algae.