Cell-Based Meat Substitute

Food Regulators to Share Oversight of Cell-Based Meat

WSJ / BATTLE FOR WORLD – November 16, 2018: The article highlights that two U.S. food regulators have agreed to share oversight of meat grown from animal cells, moving the emerging technology closer to the dinner plates of consumers.

Startups like Memphis Meats Inc., Mosa Meat, Finless Foods Inc. and Aleph Farms are pursuing the cell-based technology, working to lower per-pound costs from tens of thousands of dollars into a range of meat products that consumers would be interested in to consider.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration will jointly oversee the cell-culture meat technology process, senior officials said Friday (November 16). The decision settles a debate between agency officials over which department would regulate the technology, while major meat companies, cattle ranchers and hog farmers are with skepticism.

(BattleForWorld: This is the logical and humane way to go. The technology will continue to improve producing textures of meats that are identical in every way to that of the actual animal flesh. And at some point science will be able to test and replicate energies found in animal flesh as this is very important for human cellular development similar to that of eating slaughtered animal meat. Vegetarian meats do not offer this necessary energy adjunct and is thus lacking to be a true alternative to animal flesh. The intake of animal protein is vital to avoid impaired health related illnesses like brain damage, retarded development, etc.)

The cell-based meats are produced using poultry and livestock cells that have the ability to self-renew. Those cells are placed into bioreactor tanks, where they are fed nutrients and oxygen, helping muscle tissue to grow. In a matter of weeks, according to developers, the tissue can be harvested as meat and formed into products ranging from beef meatballs to chicken strips.

(BattleForWorld: The bioreactor tanks, the environment regarding how the process is done, will only improve into an environment of its own with additional technologies.)