In 2018 food technology company Mosa Meat announced that it would be debuting its primary clean meat or cultured meat in two and a half years. They will be harvesting beef directly from cows cells rather than going for the unethical way of raising and then slaughtering the whole animal.
Mosa Meat, a premier European food technology company that introduced the world’s first cultured beef hamburger in 2013, recently raised $55 million as a part of a funding round. The company plans to use the exclusively submitted money to extend the current pilot production project in the Netherlands to establish an industry sized production line and expand the team.
They launched this project to launch slaughter-free beef products grown from a small number of cells grown in the labs.
Once it gets approval, it will be ready to feed several vegans around Europe. The funding was led by the Luxembourg-based blue horizon ventures, which is a food technology fund that aims to support and promote a positive impact on human health, animal welfare, and mother earth.
Dr. Regina Hecker will be joining the board to focus immensely on the science and scaling regulatory approvals. Along with its Bell food group, M ventures, and other mission-based advisors and investors will be helping the firm.
Mosa Meat CEO Maarten Bosch said, “We are very excited to welcome new partners and see how amazingly existing partners are continuing the journey together. With the immense support and capability of them, we have the opportunity to take the next well established and concrete step to scale the production and make definitive progress towards a cleaner and humane way to make beef. In this way, we can ultimately increase the chances to promote a sustainable, resilient, and safe global food system.”
Mosa meat with 50 scientists, food lovers, and engineers has reached the vital technical milestones in 2019 and 2020, and 88% reduction in removing fetal bovine and growth medium cost.
Recently when the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world, people have shifted to vegan meat alternatives. It all has been done to grow in sustainable options that are both friends to the planet and animals.
Today, Tesco already announced that it is all set to kick off its 300% sales target for plant-based alternatives for meat. Over the year, meat-free food demand has increased by almost 50%.
Not to forget Washington Post reported on September 21 that tofu met with a record demand during the COVID-19 pandemic due to a spike in people’s interest favoring healthy and more ethical proteins amidst such an economic crisis. More interestingly, knowing the pandemic’s origin was from Wuhan’s wet animal market, where animals are slaughtered alive for food. According to data, there is an upsurge of 40% in tofu in comparison to last year.