How Cultured Meats are Creating the Future of Meat Industry

How Cultured Meats are Creating the Future of Meat Industry

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The most important social and moral argument against the meat eating has been around how the whole food industry creates greenhouse gases and also how it causes pain to the animals.  Farming animals at an industrial level treats them like cogs and machines.  The very optics is morally regressive!

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So what if instead of farming animals for meat, someone could farm meat directly sans the animal?  Well, one company in the meat country of Tennessee in Memphis – Memphis Meats – has come up with such a process.  They have used their cutting edge technology in stem cell and cultured cells to create what is being called Cultured Meat.  They are using cells from cows, pigs, and chickens to create hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and meatballs with the award winning recipes baked in.   Here is how the process works.

Process to create cultured meat

Process to create cultured meat

Uma Valeti, a cardiologist, has founded this Cultured Meat company along with  Nicholas Genovese, Ph.D., a stem cell biologist, and Will Clem, Ph.D., a biomedical engineer.  The CEO Valeti seems very confident about the future of the meat industry being impacted by the cultured meats.

“This is absolutely the future of meat,” said Memphis Meats CEO Uma Valeti, M.D. “We plan to do to the meat industry what the car did to the horse and buggy. Cultured meat will completely replace the status quo and make raising animals to eat them simply unthinkable.”

So this process of creating meat creates much lesser pollution and also doesn’t harm the animals.  One calorie from beef takes 23 calories of feed as input.  However, in case of cultured meat process from Memphis Meats, it takes 3 calories to create 1 calorie.  Also, the regular contaminants like antibiotics, fecal matter, and pathogens are eliminated

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Here is a video on the cultured meat future.

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