Artificial meat. History

Many believe that the idea of producing artificial meat belongs to Winston Churchill, who said back in 1930, "In fifty years, we will not be absurdly raising a whole chicken to eat only breasts or wings, but will grow these parts separately in a suitable environment."

May 12, 2021

Initial research and developments were aimed at creating a reliable and stable power source for astronauts and explorers of Antarctica, for those who are in extreme and remote areas of the earth far from civilization.

1971 Russell Ross first cultivated muscle fibers.

1991 The dermatologist Viet Westerchow, doctor Willemvan Eilen and businessman Willemvan Cooten received a patent for the production of meat in test tubes. At the same time, American John F. Wayne applied for a patent for the production of "tissue engineered meat for human consumption."

1995 The in vitro meat production method was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

2001 The University of Amsterdam received a patent for a process for the production of cultured meat.

2009 Scientists from the Netherlands announced that they were able to grow meat in a laboratory using cells from a live pig.

2012 Mason White, Founder & CSO Meatex starts working on the idea of growing meat in a laboratory.

2013 The Dutch first prepared a hot cutlet sandwich, the meat for which was created by Dr. Mark Post from the University of Maastricht. After 2 years, the first 4 meat growing companies were established.

2016 Memphis Meats, an American company, successfully fried the world's first farmed meatball.

2018 The first steak grown from cells in the laboratory was created in Israel. In the same year, Meatex developed its own method of working with muscle tissue.

2019 Meatex received funding for its own research and scaling of production processes.

2020 Meatex PTY LTD was established and the production of cultured meat from cow cells was launched. The assortment of the company includes: meatballs, cutlets, minced meat, sausages.

In Singapore, the sale of chicken produced in the laboratory by the American company "Eat Just" was officially approved. In 2020, the first sales of meat to a wide range of consumers began by several startups from the United States, which set the price of artificial meat at $70 per 1 kg.

$366 million were collected by meat growing companies in 2020, which is almost six times more than in 2019.

More than 70 companies developing materials, services or end products for farmed meat made their mark publicly by the end of 2020, up from 55 in 2019.

2021 The pandemic has contributed to the rapid growth and development of the industry. Currently, more than 15 startups are engaged in meat farming, including beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, duck, white fish, mouse, salmon, tuna, foie gras, fish paste, lamb, kangaroo, horse and sturgeon.

2021/2022 The main task of the producers of cultivated meat is to increase production to an industrial scale and to reduce production costs as much as possible so that the cost of the final product becomes available to every inhabitant of the earth.

Now the task of in vitro meat is more global than feeding the astronauts and explorers of Antarctica. The industrial production of artificial meat can reduce the pressure on water and other natural resources, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, relieve millions of animals from suffering, improve the sanitary properties of the final product, and make meat as useful, safe, and high-quality product as possible. And this product will be available to everyone!

The volume of investments in the production of artificial meat is increasing every year. Those who actively support and believe in the technology and the end product include Bill Gates, Leonardo DiCaprio and former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson.

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