Industrial agriculture, one of the most significant contributors to climate change, is facing a revolution that will move meat production to factories from farms, said Daan Luining, a co-founder and CTO at cultivated meat startup Meatable.
The 2018-founded Dutch startup Meatable - one of the frontrunners in the new field of cultivated meat - has raised $60 million so far. It aims to sell its first lab-grown meats to consumers in 2024-2025.
“We replicate what nature is doing without the entire animal attached to it. So we give the cells food, what they usually would consume if it were still attached to the animal. So these are sugars, proteins, and salts,” Luining said.
While there are still some two years to industrial production, the founders gave tasted the first results of their work.
“It almost brought me to tears. It was a huge moment for me. Huge,” Luining remembered the first bite of Meatable’s cultivated meat..
“Every time, it’s flabbergasting.”
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