The world faces critical food shortages in the near future as demand for meat is expected to increase by more than two-thirds, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Cultured Beef represents the crucial first step in finding a sustainable alternative to meat production.

Food security

Reduced emissions

Environmental impact

Better livestock conditions

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Facts about Cultured Beef

  • Cells taken from one cow could produce 175 million burgers. Modern farming would need 440,000 cows.

  • Global meat demand estimated to increase 73% by 2050. But we already use 70% of farm land for livestock.

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  • Livestock farming is responsible for~18% of all ghg emissions, more than all global transport.

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  • To maximize welfare Cultured Beef uses cells from cows from farms which do not farm intensively.

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  • Cultured Beef is expensive now, but will be much cheaper when large-scale production is perfected.

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  • 20,000 small strands of Cultured Beef are combined to create one normal sized hamburger.

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  • Cultured Beef is 100% natural beef, just grown outside the cow. No unnatural chemicals added.

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