Why does Meatex produce cultured meat?
Refusal from animal meat will help solve two problems of mankind at once:
May 31, 2021
According to many forecasts, by 2050, the demand for meat and dairy products will increase by 60%. The world will face an acute shortage of these products and increase their production. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions have exacerbated the problem of global hunger.
As of July 23, 2021, tens of millions of people are on the brink of starvation. The situation is compounded by the dramatic rise in the cost of food around the world - food prices recently exceeded a ten-year high.
The people of Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria are already on the verge of starvation. However, the problem is just as relevant for Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon and Haiti. 34 million people are "one step away from starvation."
In such a situation, humanity needs to look for alternative sources of food and artificially grown meat can come to the rescue.
Impact on the environment
More than 55 billion animals are slaughtered to meet the annual demand for meat. At the moment, animal husbandry already occupies 75% of agricultural land, consumes 35% of the world's grain and produces more than 17.5% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (more than from the entire transport of the planet).
Many people understand that the impact of animal husbandry has irreparable harm to the environment, but it is extremely difficult to give up meat or simply reduce the volume of its consumption. People love to eat meat and the global demand for it is increasing every year.
Cultured meat can solve both of these problems
Plant-based substitutes of meat (from soybeans, peas, legumes, etc.) have been around for a long time, but they are not in great demand among consumers. Since this is not real meat that everyone is used to. It has no corresponding smell, taste and consistency. And no matter how useful a plant-based meat substitute is, and no matter how similar it looks to real meat, it cannot compete with it.
The idea of growing cultured meat was voiced by gray Churchill in 1930 (“We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium…”), but only now did it get the technical opportunity to be realized. Today, finally, the cost of cultivated meat allows it to be produced on an industrial scale, and the society is delighted with this!
Annual surveys show that people are willing to buy and even pay more for cultured meat from animal cages to support and “invest” in the future. The investment in Meatex will accelerate the development process, improve laboratory performance and help scale up the commercialization of cultured meat from animal cells faster. Meatex technologies care about the environment and a better future for our descendants.