Lab Grown Meat

 

The future of food is grown in a lab.

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The commercial global meat industry is valued at (USD) $675 Billion.

We are witnessing a mass rise in lab tested products for consumption. Several start-ups are competing to produce lab grown meat and other stem cell generated animal products such as chicken and fish fillets.

In 2013 the first ever lab grown burger pattie was produced at a cost of approximately (US) $300,000.

The taste was bland as it did not contain fatty deposits. Since then, the team have been working on developing a burger pattie for much lower cost of (USD) $80 per kilogram which equates to (USD) $11 per pattie.

This is the beginning of nutritional and taste experimentation. The big question is whether or not Lab Grown Meat will meet the nutritional sustenance for human consumption. Iron provides protein and fat provides flavour. It’s predicted in the next 5 years we will see the mass commercial growth of lab grown meat .

 

Economic revolt.

The farming industry will feel the biggest impact from the introduction of a commercial scale lab grown meat industry.

It will feel like getting an uppercut in a heavy weight battle against technology. The global meat market is worth (US) $844 Billion according to Statistica.

Food porn.

The development of 3-D Printing, Lab Grow Meats will open up the gastronomic market and create new heights in food artistry.

In 2010, a new wave of rockstar chefs burst onto the scene and their instruments where making our taste buds explode through experimental cooking. 

Chefs like Heston Blumenthal pushed food experimentation to new heights. 

Our futurist trend partner Future Hub predicts the transformation of craft butchers into lab styled butcheries.

The introduction of new showman techniques will help feed the appetite of chefs all across the world. The cost implication of producing cheaper meats yet retaining the same nutritional quality will help bring down the cost of producing foods.

 
Deryll Naidoo