Tag: animal welfare
Modern Meadow San Jose, CA
Modern Meadow applies the latest advances in tissue engineering to develop novel biomaterials to address some of our most pressing global challenges. The company develop cultured leather and meat products which require no animal slaughter and much lower inputs of land, water, energy and chemicals. Modern Meadow’s scientific team pioneered some of the technologies behind medical tissue engineering and invented a tissue engineering technique based on bioprinting, the 3D assembly of tissues driven by computer controlled processes. Modern Meadow are now applying the latest advances in tissue engineering to culture leather and meat without requiring the raising, slaughtering and transporting animals. From a technical perspective, the approaches integrate innovations in cell culture, biofabrication and bioreactors. The company are working with leading artists, designers and professional chefs to make early samples of cultured leather and meat of the highest quality.
Beyond Meat El Segundo, CA
As the world's population surges, meat production is expected to double by 2050--a problem given that meat production is responsible for an alarming amount of greenhouse gases. Beyond Meat's solution: fake meat good enough to tempt committed carnivores. The company aligns soy and pea proteins so they mimic meaty texture without antibiotics, hormones, or trans fats. Its "chicken" strips and taco "beef" crumble hit the market in a big way last year, arriving on shelves at Whole Foods and groceries nationwide. Beyond Meat are improving human health, positively impacting climate change, conserving natural resources and respecting animal welfare.