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Cultured Meat 101: The Next Generation of Food

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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:

Step 1:
Tissue is taken from the animal, for the purpose of extracting stem cells and creating cell lines.

Step 2:
The extracted stem cell lines are cultivated in a nutrient-rich environment, mimicking in-animal tissue growth and producing muscle fibers inside a bioreactor.

Step 3:
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.

What are the Benefits?

The benefits of cultured meat are three-pronged, in that there are a wide range of benefits for the planet, for people, and for (Read more...)

5 Reasons Why Cultured Foods Are Here to Stay

The following content is sponsored by CULT Food Science (CSE: CULT)


5 Reasons Why Cultured Foods Are Here to Stay

5 Reasons Why Cultured Foods Are Here to Stay

Imagine a world where humans can thrive without harming any animals for food.

By cutting meat consumption and shifting to a plant-based diet, we could reduce greenhouse gases by 70% by 2050 and spare 105 animals per person each year.

Cellular agriculture has the power to make this shift less daunting. The infographic above from CULT Food Science (CSE: CULT) explores five reasons why foods produced from cell cultures could make this world a reality.

The Case for Cultured Foods

First things first, the term cellular agriculture describes the process of growing animal agricultural products directly from cell cultures instead of using livestock.

Foods produced from cell cultures—also known as cultured foods—can provide a promising solution to a wide range of problems we are currently facing.

Sounds too good to be true? Let’s dive into some of the reasons cultured foods are here to stay:

1. A More Sustainable Food System is Desperately Needed

With populations rising at an unprecedented pace, more healthy and affordable food options are required urgently.

Cultured foods can provide a more efficient solution compared to conventional meat. In fact, it takes just 2-3 weeks to create a cultured meat product compared to the 52 weeks+ it takes to raise a farm animal such as a cow.

Compared to animal-sourced industries, food produced from cell cultures could also be more resilient to supply chain disruptions.

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