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Artificial Meat In Western Sydney

Started by kungfooman, Aug 25, 2019, 01:01 PM

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The cellular agriculture company uses real animal cells to grow slaughter-free kangaroo mince in a lab in Western Sydney.

It does this by collecting natural stem cells from biopsy samples of a live animal. VOW places the stem cells into a nutrient-rich solution in a controlled cultivator, which causes the cells to behave as they would if they were still in the body of an animal.

Everything that cells inside the animal have, is present in here so mainly that's sugar and salt and amino acids which are the building blocks of protein as well as some little molecules which tell the cells to grow and keep growing.

The VOW team add nutrients to the cells, helping them to grow into muscle and fat cells as well as connective tissue.

The end result is an edible product that mirrors meat, because, biologically, it is. The notable difference is that no animals need to be killed to produce it. The process takes four to six weeks.