One of the biggest challenges in the nascent industry of lab-grown meat is getting consumers to believe that it’s a viable option. While some major food companies are experimenting with cultured meat, many mainstream shoppers remain skeptical. That’s especially true in the United States, where despite improvements in genetic sequencing, most consumers still think Juicing is better for your health than eating produce or poultry raised on grain.
Despite these hurdles, cultured meat startups like Memphis Meats andclean Meattech are racing ahead, betting that they can surmount consumer
Both businesses seem to be doing well, with UPSIDE Foods receiving a blessing from the FDA related to its process for making cultivated chicken, essentially saying it was safe to eat, and Eat Just getting its “thumbs-up” from the FDA in March. It’s exciting to see companies continuing to innovate and bring safe yet innovative products to market, and we can only hope that this trend continues.
Poultry products have been in high demand, as the global population looms ever larger and people search for healthier options. UPSIDE Foods found a way to create small batches of its chicken product, which gives the company an edge in this increasingly competitive market. Through careful design and execution, UPSIDE Foods has been able to produce product at a low cost while still remaining price comparably with traditional meat products. This is an impressive feat given that poultry production is inherently more complicated than producing other meats.
UPSIDE is currently selling their chicken at a premium, but they aspire to eventually reach price parity with conventionally produced meat. This goal is important because it seeks to be more affordable than conventionally produced meat. If UPSIDE can achieve this, it could have a significant impact on the food industry and the sustainability of poultry farming.
It seems that there are still many production and pricing challenges associated with meat produced through cell culture. This is not a new problem, and it may still be some time before cell culture meat is ready for prime time.
The vast majority of meat that we consume today is raised in confined and unnatural environments. In order to produce affordable, high-quality products, many companies have turned to industrialized animal farming methods. This process often involves raising large animals in cramped conditions and subjecting them to a variety of stresses, which can lead to disease and poor overall health. For these reasons, meat produced this way typically costs more than meat that is sourced from free-range or organic sources. However, there are a few companies out there that are striving to create meats that are both sustainable and affordable. These products typically range in price from $8-$10 per pound, which makes them a viable option for those looking for an ethically conscious food option