Several Israeli start-up companies are now joining the “meatless meat” business in what they say is a solution to the world’s growing need for more food.
The products have titles such as “clean meat” and “synthetic steaks” and they all come from animal muscle cells grown in a lab culture, similar to stem cells.
One Israeli bioengineering professor, says lab-raised “meat” will consume less water, less land, and less energy.
Israel is becoming a leader in cultured-meat technology.
One startup, aleph farms, says it’s successfully made a “minute steak” from bovine cells.
They’re just a tenth of an inch wide and each slice of “steak” costs about $50 for now.
A California start-up also says it will also be able to make chicken, duck, and beef within the next five years.
Cultured meat done in the us will have to face fda approval.