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Meatable is revolutionising the meat industry one cell at a time

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Netherlands based startup Meatable is revolutionising the 
one cell at a time, with their Meatable100% real, delicious, guilt-free meat. 

It is fair to say that meat is a large part of the global diet. It’s also fair to say that a lot of meat eaters have thought about how much more they would enjoy meat if they knew that an animal had not died in order to give them that good taste. Some vegetarians would be happy to start eating meat again if no animal had died or been harmed in any way for it. And our love of meat isn’t only bad for animals.

MeatableLivestock emissions are responsible for more greenhouse gases than all of the world’s transportation systems combined. Farm animals are pumped full of antibiotics and more, which obviously make their way into our food and into our own bodies; mass-produced cows milk contains so much estrogen, more and more people are turning to raw milk or goats’ milk as an alternative.

In an attempt to solve these problems, there have been various developments in other methods of providing the world with meat, such as plant-based or cell-based meat, but production cost has been too high.

Meatable is a startup based in the Netherlands set on solving all these problems. Until now, the way to create meat from growing cells has been to use ‘fetal bovine serum’, the name of which alone gives a clue as to why people have a problem with it.

Meatable is able to do away with this and use infinitely proliferating cells capable of turning into both fat and Meatablemuscle tissue, the components of meat.

Instead of harming animals, the collection method is fully non-invasive and uses the umbilical cord after a calf has been born. Their programmable cell means that not only can food entrepreneurs potentially create new forms of meat, but the world can be fed with only one single initial cell.

As Meatable says, they are making “100% real, delicious, guilt-free meat. With one cell, we are revolutionizing the meat industry's impact on climate change and animal welfare. At the same time we increase food security, without compromising the culinary experience of eating tasty, real meat.”

Meatable has only recently made itself known, having quietly raised $3.5m to help scale the Meatable platform.

So, it’s good for the planet, prevents animals being harmed and killed, and is vastly more sustainable, with meat production taking around 3 weeks as compared to around 3 years for the production of a traditional burger; it is based on the Cambridge & Stanford research carried out by a team of renowned cell-reprogramming scientists; its groundbreaking work can feed the world with unprecedented levels of purity and much faster than traditional meat production.

We think they’re on to something big.



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Published on: 7th October 2018

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