WHAT IS IT?
Memphis Meats, an American start-up based in San Francisco that has revealed the world’s first lab-grown meatball. Harming animals will not be necessary anymore, because animal cells can be cultured. Memphis Meats grow muscle tissue from animals using the stem cells of cows and pigs. This meatball is the first one that has ever been cooked with animal cells and didn’t need for a cow to be slaughtered. The founders of Memphis Meats are expecting that this new kind of farming will be in grocery stores within three to four years.
HOW CAN IT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FROM ANIMALS?
This laboratory meat doesn’t need an animal to make a delicious meatball. Through this invention all the negative side effects of conventional meat production will disappear, for example environmental degradation, food products that contain toxic substances and other contaminants. We have been discussing this issue about animals for a long time, and have addressed problems of animal husbandry, animal breeding and animal welfare on numerous occasions. Memphis Meats which will be sustainable, is a satisfying option in the future.
WHY IS IT COOL?
Through collaboration with different talents this meatball has become a real product: scientists, engineers, biologists, chefs and of course meat-lovers collaborated. All these professionals shared their knowledge and experiences with each other and made an improvement into the food system in a positive and innovative way. Although the meatball isn’t meat from animals, you don’t have to sacrifice taste or quality. Therefore, the consumer can have a different and exclusive experience with eating a meatball from animal cells.