According to reports, South-East Asian Country Singapore is the first country to allow lab-grown meat to be sold to local restaurants. A United States plant-based alternative meat startup called “Eat Just” has gotten the approval by the SFA (Singapore Food Agency) to produce and sell cell-cultured chicken to restaurants prior to making the lab-meat available to the public.
Sources say that Eat Just was made certain that no chickens were killed in the meat’s manufacturing. The meat is created via a cell isolation process where chicken stem cells are harvested through various non-harmful means so as to avoid hurting the animals similar to taking a biopsy. When the cells of the animal become cultured the cells are placed in a bioreactor wherein various nutritional ingredients are combined to create the perfect density. There are a myriad of benefits of cultured meats, though the most stand out advantage is the lack of antibiotics, which serves as a huge leap forward in combating some of the health issues facing many people in recent decades due to antibiotics in meats. As a starting point, Eat Just will be partnering with only 1 restaurant, only selling nuggets for the time being. Along with scaling up their manufacturing load, Eat Just is also planning to bring its meats directly to the public.
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