Nestlé is debuting in cell-cultured meat The cell-cultured meat market 'can reach cost parity faster than the market anticipated', says Future Technologies Ltd.'s founder - Media Credit: Adobe. Do not use without permission.

BREAKING: Nestlé Plans Cell-Cultured Meat Market Debut, Insiders Reveal

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Swiss conglomerate Nestlé is set to expand into the cell-cultured meat market, according to inside sources.

The food giant is reportedly teaming up with Israeli start-up Future Meat Technologies Ltd. to bring the alternative protein to the masses.

Nestlé cell-cultured meat

Insiders claim Nestlé plans to blend cultivated meat with plant-based ingredients.

Whilst the company has not revealed any details, it comes as Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider looks to meet consumer demands as more report concerns about their health and the environment.

This is according to a Bloomberg report.

Moreover, it is understood the products will be made under Nestlé’s Garden Gourment brand.

Future Technologies Ltd.

The technology firm Future Meat Technologies Ltd. opened the world’s first industrial cultured meat production facility last month.

Based in Rehovot, the factory is capable of producing 500kg of product a day: the equivalent of 5,000 burgers.

Additionally, the process involves placing animal cells in a bioreactor.

Future Meat Technologies Ltd.’s founder Yaakov Nahmias said: “After demonstrating that cultured meat can reach cost parity faster than the market anticipated, this production facility is the real game-changer.”

Current plans are to release products in the US by 2022.

The concept is to recreate the texture and taste of animal products without killing them.

Moreover, it is praised for offering a meat alternative that is better for the environment. Additionally, it’s been billed to one-day end animal agriculture for good.

Is cell-cultured meat ethical?

Whilst some experts predict the cell-cultured meat market to grow exponentially over the next few years, it is not with criticism. It’s a topic that has become controversial, with many vegans against it.

Equally, many vegans also disagree with Nestlé on ethical grounds.

Views on cell-cultured meat are split among vegans

When PBN invited readers to offer their views, a host reported concerns over how animals will be kept before cells are taken. Despite this, others were in favor of it with hopes it could stamp out factory farming.

‘It’s the messing around with nature that bothers me. Every time we do something untoward happens. I’d rather not eat it anyway but it may persuade others to become vegan’, one respondent claimed.

However, the industry is expected to be worth a staggering $352 million by 2028. And, it could reach grocery stores within the next five years.

PBN has approached Nestlé for comment

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Brisdod
Brisdod
10 months ago

The only reason I would buy it would be if it was an alternative to meat cat food. My cat won’t tolerate alternatives and does not thrive on it.

Jay kwaline
Jay kwaline
10 months ago

Nestle and Israel… Just two reasons to avoid it… Sounds like a match made in hell

Callum
Callum
10 months ago

Having never eaten meat in my life, I’m not sure I could stomach it, but I think this is a great middle ground for people who like meat – we can’t expect the world to give meat up without an alternative that they find acceptable, rather than one that’s acceptable to us.

diego13
diego13
9 months ago

Being against plant based and cultured meat as a vegan is nonsensical and antithetical to creating a world free of animal exploitation. We can spout our ethical concerns regarding the diets of our fellow humans while boasting of the health benefits of a whole foods/plant based diet until we are blue in the face, but if we want to see real progress in our lifetime we must embrace ethical alternatives.

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