28-Jan-2021 | Market Research Store

Meat is one of the food products that majority of the people on Earth love to relish. Recently, a team of researchers from McMaster has created a new form of cultivated meat using a completely new method. Using the latest technique the researchers could add more natural texture and flavor to the meat other than the alternative methods used currently to manufacture meat. The researchers Alireza Shahin-Shamsabadi and Ravi Selvaganapathydecided to make meat by mounding thin sheets of in-vitro cultivated muscles and fat cells in a laboratory. The technique of growing tissues from human transplants was found to have inspired the researchers to develop the new method.

The sheets of living cells used in the latest method are printer paper sized. Thesesheets are found to naturally bond on top of each other right before the cells die. These layers are stacked to form a product of any thickness and are also tuned to resemble the fat content present in the natural meat. The new method makes manufacturing of slabs of meat easier. The consumers also have the option of purchasing meat with the amount of fat percentage they like. The idea of making meat from cell lines is no doubt an out-of-the-box thinking that is commercially going to be felt and tasted just like any other meat.

The same method could also be used to make beef, chicken, and pork as well. The rising demand for these meats isanticipated to encourage the new technology to be commercialized on a large scale.The current meat-supply crisis has forced the researchers to use various methods to grow meat in the labs. Also, the increasing consumption of meat is causing a negative impact on the land and water resources and leading to increase in the greenhouse gas levels. It is thus important to make meat production sustainable by finding substitutive methods for creating meat.The era of producing edible meat without raising and harvesting animals has arrived. The researchers believe the current method will help create consumer-based products without any insanitary conditions or wastage.