For the first time, artificial meat, in laboratory conditions, biomass from muscle cells of animals was introduced to the world back in 2013. But it was minced meat, a set of heterogeneous particles, which were associated with a big stretch with a “meat”. Now, the Israeli startup Aleph Farms is ready to feed the demanding guests with steaks from a full -fledged product – in the new “meat” there are fibers, whole structure, density, etc.D.
Startup is a commercial project, and therefore the main subtleties are kept secret. In general, the technology of growing meat in the tube is well known. It is necessary to take living tissues from the donor body, put in a nutrient medium and stimulate their growth. However, there is a catch – it is not a fact that cells will grow like in a single organism, the output can turn out the same shapeless biomass.
The authors of the Aleph Farms project claim that they managed to reduce the time of growing meat from the moment of landing to the table to 3 weeks. But there is a nuance – the initial product is cut into thin pieces that carefully fries. You will not see a thick, juicy piece of beef from a test tube. Only an analogue of real meat, identical to it to the last cage —but in the form of prepared fragments.
According to some estimates, it will take 3-10 years to create a full-scale production of artificial meat on an industrial scale, so that it can compete with the traditional. The potential benefit is extremely great – this is an extremely promising product, in the manufacture of which the substances dangerous for the ecology were not used, animals were not killed and no rights and laws were violated.
Source — Aleph Farms