MeaTech 3D: The Home Of Cultured Meats & 3D Printed Steaks
Bringing 3D Printed Meat To Your Plate. Cruelty-Free, Sustainable & A Healthy Choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is cultured meat real meat?
Yes. Cultured meat is meat. It is made up of muscle and fat tissue grown from animal cells and being developed to be indistinguishable from farm-raised meat in taste, texture and smell. The difference, however, is cultured meat’s potential to transform the meat industry by being more sustainable and eco-friendly than farm-raised meat.
What is the environmental impact of cultured meat?
Cultured meat will have a significantly lower carbon footprint than conventional meat. According to an independent study, cultured meat, compared to conventional meat production, will reduce global warming by 17% for chicken, 52% for pork, and up to 92% for beef (Source: CE Delft).
Cultured meat will reduce land usage by 63%-95% and surface water and groundwater usage by 51%-78%. It could also potentially reverse much of the environmental problems caused by industrialized farming, such as deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and runoff from livestock pollution.
What types of cultured meat products is Steakholder Foods working on?
In our headquarters in Israel, we are focusing on beef, pork and seafood. Our Belgian subsidiary is developing cultured avian biomass as an ingredient for creating plant- and fungi-based/cultured-meat hybrid products that offer a meaty flavor, texture and mouthfeel that are closer to conventional meat than 100% plant-based meat alternatives.
Are antibiotics used in Steakholder Foods’ cultured meat?
No. Antibiotics are commonly given to factory-farmed animals to prevent and treat sickness and to promote growth. Since there is no need to house animals to produce Steakholder Foods’ cultured meat, there is no need for antibiotics.
What does Steakholder Foods’ cultured meat taste like?
Our aim is to produce cultured meat that tastes just like conventional meat. And we believe that our methods for cultivating animal muscle and fat cells along with our 3D-bioprinting technology will allow us to get there. Our proprietary technology can produce whole cuts of meat that are consistently uniform with the desired levels of muscle and fat for optimal flavor, texture and mouthfeel. We are also developing cultured avian biomass through our Belgian subsidiary, Peace of Meat, as an ingredient for creating plant- and fungi-based/cultured-meat hybrid products, such as nuggets or patties, that we think will rival the flavor, texture and mouthfeel of conventional meat.
Is Steakholder Foods’ cultured meat vegan or vegetarian?
Steakholder Foods is developing real meat made from animal cells. Therefore, it will not be vegetarian. Vegans might be interested to know that no animal will be harmed to make our cultured meat products.