When we think of lab-created meat, we might think of something that belongs in the International Space Station. But sooner than later, cultured meat might be a part of everyday diet. Future Meat Technologies, the company on the threshold of a lab-grown meat production era, has announced the world’s first cultured meat factory. The production facility is located in Israel, but they have plans to expand to the United States.
Last week, Future Meat Technologies presented its industrial lab-created meat factory. Said facility is able to produce up to 1100lbs of cultured chicken, pork and lamb meat- the equivalent of 5000 burgers- every day. The company explains that the factory plays a crucial part in being able to provide it’s product to the market.
The company shared its plans to begin selling their cultured meat products next year, therefore providing customers with an alternative option that can be produced without traditional methods of raising and slaughtering livestock.
The Future Meat Technologies facility is able to produce lamb, pork and chicken products by using their own method, which turns animal cells into edible portions. The process involves no genetic modification or animal serum and removes waste products more efficiently. The factory can make the cultured meat products about 20 times faster than traditional livestock methods, and yield 10 times more than standard. The company will soon start production of beef products.
One of the main benefits of lab-created meat is the low environmental impact it has. Future Meat Technologies says its process and facility uses 99% less land, 96% less freshwater, and produces 80% less greenhouse gas emissions, in comparison to traditional livestock production.