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For the first time in history, artificial meat has been approved as ‘healthy’: what does it taste like and what is the price?

It’s almost time for the introduction of artificial chicken meat produced in a laboratory environment… A first happened last week and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a laboratory produced chicken meat ‘cultured meat’ gave permission.

The artificial meat in question, produced by the company Upside, founded by former cardiologist Uma Valeti, and of which he is the CEO, imitates chicken meat; contains similar nutritional values and it can be used in food just like real chicken meat. According to CEO’s statement, the taste is like real chicken meat!

In the laboratory, animal cells are converted into meat:

Photo: Brian L. Frank @NPR

Uma Valeti founded Upside in 2015, a ‘breeding company’ in California. The scientists working in the company achieved their goal in 2022 after a 7 year research and development process and nothing. without killing the animalthey could produce meat in the lab just by taking their cells with a needle biopsy.

Scientists feed the animal cells they take from needle biopsies with high-quality nutrients. they reproduce. As the cells multiply, they turn into ‘cultured meat’.

Only one obstacle remains for the sale of artificial meat, which can produce more than 22 tons per year:

Photo: Brian L. Frank @NPR

Although the FDA has now determined that this cultured meat is edible, Upside still faces a number of hurdles before this type of meat can be sold and used in restaurants or supermarkets in the US.

However, Upside said in a statement that after obtaining regulatory approval for the sale of its cultured meat, can produce 22,679 kilos of cultured meat per year.

What will the price and taste of the meat produced by Upside be?

CEO Valeti said in an interview with NPR that he will put competitive labels with current real meat prices, indicating that the artificial meat in question will be cheaper as much as possible. Also talking about the taste of the meat, Valeti said that they work specifically for it and the taste is ideal. It will surprise many people by not looking for the quality of chicken meat. there is.

Proponents of cultured meat say so they say it will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat global warming. What do you think? Please don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Source: Web Tekno



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