Sizzling breakthrough for 3D meat
Israeli firm Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech 3D, Ltd. cultivated the bio-printed steak using real fat and muscle cells. The cells were produced using an advanced process that starts by isolating ethically harvested bovine stem cells from living tissue samples and multiplying them.
Once cellular mass was reached, the structures of the stem cells were formulated into bio-inks compatible with Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech 3D, bio-printer. The printed product was placed in an incubator to mature, where the stem cells were differentiated into fat and muscle cells to develop into fat and muscle tissue, thus forming the steak.
The meat is said to look, taste, smell and feel like the farmed variety.