Future Meat technologies has opened the world’s first industrial facility that produces lab-grown meat at scale. In 2013 the cost of making the world’s first lab-grown burger cost $330,000 per burger. Since then, the cost of production has fallen rapidly and this expansion is a major step for the industry.
Intensive livestock farming is the biggest contributor to deforestation worldwide, accounts for 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, heightens the risk of pandemics, increases antibiotic resistance, and is a major cause of land-grabs in the low and middle-income countries. Meat produced in a lab has the potential to negate many of these impacts. There is still a long way to go until lab-grown meat is price competitive with traditional meat, but this change in the industry potentially signals a change towards a future in which lab-grown meat is consumed at a larger scale.
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