An Israeli-based biotech company claims to have opened the world’s first industrial cultured meat plant.
The facility has the capacity to create 1,100 pounds of lab-grown beef every day, which is about 3,000 medium-sized hamburgers.
CEO Rom Kshuk said that “this facility opening marks a huge step in Future Meat Technologies’ path to market, serving as a critical enabler to bring our products to shelves by 2022.”
According to the business, Cultured beef produces 80 percent fewer greenhouse gases, utilises 99 percent less land, and uses 96 percent less water than regular meat production.
Future Meat stated in February that it had reduced the cost of producing a cultured chicken breast product to under $10, a cost reduction of “1,000 times over the last three years,” as Kshuk told The Spoon at the time.