Israeli startup Aleph Farms has announced a technological breakthrough. For the first time, the researchers managed to print the famous ribeye steak using a 3D printer. In this case, not a single animal was injured, because beef grown in the laboratory was used.
Recently, the voices of those who oppose animal husbandry have been louder and louder, and vegetarianism has become a way of life and worldview for millions of people. After all, raising animals for slaughter is not only morally controversial but also causes irreparable damage to the environment.
Several companies are currently trying to enter the mass market with bioreactor-grown meat technology. The taste and nutritional qualities of such a product are indistinguishable from the original . One of those who keep pace with the times is the Israeli startup Aleph Farms. Recently, a research team demonstrated a ribeye steak made from bio-ink.
The process of creating artificial meat involves the collection of living cells, which are then cultured in a bioreactor. Researchers are trying to make the product as similar as possible to animal steak. As a result, meat is made up of muscle tissue, fat, blood, and support cells. Aleph Farms management agrees that the fake steak is thinner and less fatty than the original, so there is still work to be done.
“The new technology marks a big leap forward in realizing our vision of moving the global food system to a more sustainable, just and secure world,” said Aleph Farms.