Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech, Hosts Tasting Event for Swedish Ag-Tech
Leaders from the Swedish government, business and academia tasted hybrid chicken nuggets made with cultured meat which provided a more authentic meat-eating experience
Rehovot, Israel, May 17, 2022 – Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech 3D Ltd. (Nasdaq: MITC), an international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the cultured meat revolution, is pleased to announce that yesterday the company hosted a tasting event for a Swedish delegation of prominent leaders from government, business and academia. The event took place at MeaTech’s headquarters in the Rehovot Science Park, the hub of Israeli food tech.
The visit was organized in cooperation with the food-tech unit at the Israeli Export Institute as part of The Connector Conference which aimed to deepen Swedish-Israeli collaborations in innovative food and ag-tech ecosystems.
The food – Cultured Chicken
Guests were served hybrid chicken nuggets made with cultured chicken developed by MeaTech’s Belgian subsidiary, Peace of Meat. Cultured chicken gave the mostly plant-based nuggets an authentic meaty flavor, aroma and texture.
MeaTech’s chef prepared the dish in the company’s tasting kitchen. Guests were also treated to a tour of MeaTech’s labs and R&D facilities and observed the company’s 3D printing capabilities.
Arik Kaufman, CEO of MeaTech, said: “We are excited and honored to host this delegation of Swedish business, government and academic leaders and are proud to offer them a taste of our own cutting-edge achievement in the field of cultured meat. We believe that hybrid food products that combine plant-based ingredients and cultured meat have the potential to be a game changer for sustainable alternative meat products offer a meatier taste and mouthfeel which is closer to conventional meat.”
Joanna Boquist, Head of Swedish governmental innovation agency, Vinnova, in Israel, said: “We were privileged for the opportunity to see and taste first-hand a trailblazing example of Israeli ingenuity in the cultured meat sector. We were treated to a delightful hybrid chicken nugget dish that definitely helped fuel our optimism for the future of the alternative protein industry.”
About Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech
Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech is an international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the cultured meat revolution. The company initiated activities in 2019 and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker “MITC”. MeaTech maintains facilities in Rehovot, Israel and Antwerp, Belgium and is in the process of expanding activities to California, USA. The company believes cultivated meat technologies hold significant potential to improve meat production, simplify the meat supply chain, and offer consumers a range of new product offerings.
Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech aims to provide an alternative to industrialized animal farming that dramatically reduces carbon footprint, minimizes water and land usage, and prevents the slaughtering of animals. By adopting a modular factory design, MeaTech will be able to offer a sustainable solution for producing a variety of beef, chicken, and pork products, both as raw materials and whole cuts. The company will also provide meat manufacturers and retail businesses with production equipment.
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