Startup secures $3 million funding for lab-grown meat

Jan 10, 2018, 12:26 PM EST
(Source: Ernesto Andrade/flickr)
(Source: Ernesto Andrade/flickr)

An Israeli startup, SuperMeat, that eyes commercialization of healthy, sustainable meat products derived without killing animals, has raised $3 million funding for its lab-based meat.

The company’s novel approach involves “rearing” muscle and fat in a lab using cell culture technique whereby an animal’s cells are extracted and grown with required nutrients, notes Giving Compass.

This “clean meat” not only does away with the need to slaughter animals, it also stems carbon emissions with 96 percent less greenhouse gas generation and significantly less water and land use, writes Green Matters.