Meatable releases world first cultivated pork sausage
The success of Dutch agriculture, built on pioneering agricultural practices, is now at the forefront of food innovation, thanks to the cultured meat ecosystem. Based in Delft, Meatable has announced pork sausage, one of the US culture meat companies and the first fully-cultured product. Funded by 2021 Series A, which raised $ 47 million, Meatable is working towards commercial deployment, using opti-ox ™ technology to improve the process of growing cultured meat and to replicate meat tissue. Included only the single cell sample needed for. Meatable has chosen to produce sausages to satisfy potential customers in Europe and the United States. Germany alone accounts for about 27% of the total sausage consumed worldwide.
However, the newly made sausages seem to be just the first in a long list of products the company wants to supply. “Not everyone likes the same type of product, so I would like to tailor the product to the market I want to enter. To do this, we conduct market research and find something that resonates with people, “said Daan Luining, co-founder and CTO of Meatable. In early May, the Dutch government promised $ 61 million to support the prosperity of the food technology industry. That’s what Luining continued. Thanks to greenhouses and agritech, the Netherlands is one of the largest agricultural producers in the world, exporting $ 67 billion worth of vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy products each year.
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Biggest benefit of cultivated meat is reduced emissions
However, due to the Dutch intensive farming model, they reach the highest livestock concentrations in the European Union, which has a significant impact on national emissions. “The biggest benefit we see is bovine methane reduction or pork ammonia. Luining talked about the production of their grown products. Although meat sausages only take a few weeks to grow. , Traditional agriculture requires more time and more natural resources to produce. However, according to a life cycle assessment conducted by researchers at the University of Delphi, the Netherlands, if producers use renewable energy to power their bioreactors, the footprint of farmed pork or chicken will be larger than in traditional agriculture. Will also be smaller.
The potential health benefits of cultured meats are that these products can be tailored to the taste of the consumer, adding vitamins and minerals without the nutritional, low-risk fats and antibiotics. , Can be used in animal industrial agriculture. But you need to check them first. Earlier this month, at the European Parliament in Brussels, a panel discussion between policy makers, cultured meats and farmers highlighted the need to ensure that the product was safely consumed. You must pass a medical examination by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) before the new “novel food” is available on the EU market. This can take at least 18 months.
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