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Cultured Meat 101: The Next Generation of Food
Investors are injecting the cellular agriculture market with billions of dollars and making big bets on the future of cultured foods—otherwise known as cell-based, or lab-grown foods.
With more countries now evaluating the regulation of these products, could this be the year consumers embrace cultured meat products with open arms?
To answer your burning questions about investing in this nascent space, here’s everything you need to know from our sponsor CULT Food Science.
What is Cultured Meat?
Cultured meat is genuine animal meat that is produced by cultivating animal cells in a controlled environment—eliminating the need to farm animals for food. Here is a step-by-step guide showing how cultured meat (also known as clean meat) is made:
Tissue is taken from the animal, for the purpose of extracting stem cells and creating cell lines.
The extracted stem cell lines are cultivated in a nutrient-rich environment, mimicking in-animal tissue growth and producing muscle fibers inside a bioreactor.
The muscle fibers are processed and mixed with additional fats and ingredients to assemble the finished meat product.
Because cultured meat is made of the same cell types and structure found in animal tissue, the sensory and nutritional profiles are like-for-like.