Memphis Meats Is Looking To Upend The Meat Industry


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(Source: Interesting Engineering)
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With the growing population, the amount of meat consumed is increasing exponentially. The meat production has tripled in the last 40 years alone where it increased 20% just this past decade. Poultry is followed by pork as the most consumed meat in the world.

There have been a number of controversies surrounding the meat industry that has led people to switch their diets. People are shying away from eating more meat not only for health benefits but because of the destructive effect on the environment due to meat production. Memphis Meats has a plan to remedy that.

Memphis Meats is looking to change the meat industry with their lab-created meat. Their goal is to create a world without slaughter and want to create a better way to feed the hungry mouths all across the world. Their product has not made its way to the market yet and is expected somewhere around 2021.

The CEO of the company, Uma Valeti said, “We are going to bring meat to the plate in a more sustainable, affordable and delicious waThe world loves to eat meat, and it is core to many of our cultures and traditions. Meat demand is growing rapidly around the world. We want the world to keep eating what it loves.”

The company has already attracted some big names like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Cargill, and Jack Welch as investors. Memphis meats has already produced beef, duck, and chicken directly from animal cells. Their meat will be much better for the environment cutting down greenhouse gas emissions by 90%.

You can see the chicken tasting in the video:

The meat is produced by combining self-producing cells in tanks or bioreactors with oxygen, sugar, and other nutrients. Even though we would love to know what the meat tastes like, only a few people have had the privilege to try it and they claim that you can not tell the difference and some said that the lab produced meat was better.

Would you be willing to switch from regular meat to the one produced in a lab? You can see how it is produced in the video below.

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