Is an Artificial Meat in our Future?
Tyson Foods invests in an Israeli startup (Future Meat Technologies (FMT)) that makes meat from cells. This technology allows the growth of animal meat tissue from a few cells of an animal rather than raising, slaughtering, and processing livestock. The technology reduces the environmental impact of animal agriculture. It also reduces the human health risks from exposure to growth hormones, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and other common risks factors. However, currently, cultured meat has a production price of about $10,000 per kilogram, Prof. Yaakov Nahmias, the Israeli founder and chief scientist of the startup said. “It is difficult to imagine cultured meat becoming a reality with a current production price,” he said in a statement. “We redesigned the manufacturing process until we brought it down to $800 per kilogram today, with a clear roadmap to $5-10 per kg by 2020.” “We believe that making a healthy, non-GMO (genetically modified) product that can meet this demand is an essential part of our mission,” said Rom Kshuk, CEO of Future Meat Technologies. @ https://www.timesofisrael.com/global-food-producer-invests-in-israeli-lab-meat-technology/
Global food producer invests in Israeli lab meat technology
Arkansas-based meat processing giant Tyson Foods leads investment round in Jerusalem startup Future Meat Technologies, a maker of meat from cells