By: Hana Kotb
At a place called Memphis Meats, their mission is to bring delicious and healthy meat to your table by harvesting it from cells instead of animals. You can enjoy the meat you love and feel good about how it’s made. Cells are building blocks of all food we consume and at Memphis Meats they are the foundation of their approach. They make food by sourcing high-quality cells from animals and cultivating them into meat. Think of a farm at a tiny scale, where they cut some steps from the current process (like raising and processing animals).
By producing meat from the cell level up, they can ensure the highest level of quality at every stage. They aim to keep the benefits of conventional meat while making their products healthier, more nutritious and safer. They want you to enjoy the best of both worlds. It is like having your steak and eating it, too.
They claim to be making meat that is better for animals and that at scale uses significantly less land, water, energy and food inputs. Their process will produce less waste and dramatically fewer greenhouse gas emissions. They believe that the planet will be the ultimate beneficiary of their product.
So… if this is a success—if Memphis Meats is able to produce just as tasty and even healthier meats without harming any living beings while benefiting our planet—would you consider switching from your regular steak to a lab-grown steak? Let us know what you think!