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Billionaires Invest in Cultured Meat from Animal Cells

Touch the Soil News #786 (Feature photos CC SA 2.0 and CCA 2.0 Chatam House) Memphis Meats, not a household word by any means, is a leader in developing meat by growing out animal cells in a laboratory setting. The company has produced cellular meat in the categories of beef, chicken and duck. The cells are grown in tanks that are supplied with oxygen, sugar and other nutrients. Memphis Meats is making news in that it has received venture capital funding from, among others, Bill Gates and Richard Branson – high profile billionaires in our modern world. While a much smaller player, investments were also made by Kimball Musk, the…

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Cultured Meat – Fighting for a Presence

Touch the Soil News #489 We have run a few stories in the past on cultured meat – meat artificially grown in lab conditions from animal tissue cultures. Early attempts were so expensive and far from commercialization. A hamburger under earlier technology could cost tens of thousands of dollars. However, with statistics coming in every day about the overconsumption of Earth’s resources necessary to produce meat for everyone, the cultured meat paradigm continues to find interest. Hitting the news recently is an Israeli company called SuperMeat. SuperMeat is in the process of attracting venture capital in order to continue research and work towards an economically viable process. SuperMeat feels it…

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