News from CRIS: Cultivated Meat & Seafood - What to Expect

October 25, 2021

What is cultivated meat and seafood? 

Cultivated meat and seafood is meat and seafood grown outside of the animal from specific animal cells in a bioreactor. 
You can learn more about the cultivation process from our previous blog


What products can we expect to see on the market initially?

In Singapore, one restaurant offered cultivated chicken, in essentially a nugget form, three ways. This represents the first types of cultivated meat foods we can expect to see on the market in the near future.  
Meat and seafood without complex structure, like ground meat, nuggets, or flaked seafood, will most likely be the first types of cultivated products on the market as they will be easiest to cultivate given their structure.  
We can also anticipate meat and hybrid veggie products. For example, a burger that combines cultivated meat and a veggie blend similar to Impossible Burger™ technology to create a hybrid burger that could have superior nutritional profiles to both a traditional burger and a veggie burger. 
We can anticipate steak, fillets, and other familiar cuts of meat and seafood in the future. However, it will take time to perfect cultivated meat and seafood with these more complex structures.  

Will pet foods contain cultivated meat? 

In the U.S., there’s a regulatory framework in place to allow cultivated meat and seafood in pet foods and other animal feeds. 
In fact, a company is launching cat treats made with cultivated mouse meat.

In the future, we can expect to see other pet foods and animal feeds use cultivated meat and seafood in their products.    


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