Source: Israeli start-up Redefine Meat is planning to launch its 3D-printed meat substitutes globally after raising $29 million in a funding round led by venture capital firms Happiness Capital and Hanaco Ventures, it said on Tuesday.
Redefine Meat has developed technology to produce plant-based meat substitutes on 3D printers. The investment will let it set up a large-scale pilot line before rolling out industrial 3D meat substitute printers to distributors later this year, it said in a statement.
Plant-based meat alternatives are growing fast as consumers look to reduce their meat intake to help their health, animal welfare and the environment.
Co-founder and chief executive Eshchar Ben-Shitrit said this was a ‘major step’ for the company that intends to partner with meat distributors around the world to get products to customers.
Did I just read that? Is a man named Eschar Ben-Shitrit responsible for bringing 3-D printed steaks to the masses? Incredible.
Bill Gates was yammering about plant-based beef products being one of the keys to humanity fending off climate change the other day and as a devout red meat eater, I was a little disappointed.
Fake meat moves beyond burgers with funding for 3D-printed steaks https://t.co/tQD3Stgc1w
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Every Friday, I grill steaks and potatoes because it’s my thing. Soup on Sundays and Steak on Fridays. The rest of the week is a mish-mash of chicken pork and fish but Fridays are my day to eat a big filet, rubbed with salt, garlic, and peppercorn after marinating in Worcestershire sauce and olive oil for a few hours. Every Friday for YEARS I have grilled four filets and we gather around the shitty kitchen table for delicious salty, tender, cow meat as a family and my concern? Printed red meat won’t be as good as real red meat.
I have a million questions.
Is the printed meat ‘consistent?
I’m a big ‘texture’ guy. If my gag reflex is triggered by an unfriendly, viscose morsel, I’ll throw up.
Who’s printing these steaks and what the fuck is in the plant-based meat paste used to print the steaks?
What are the long-term effects of this meat paste on the digestive system?
Were the plants ethically slaughtered prior to being turned into meat paste?
I’m all about doing the right thing for mother nature so I’ll try these fake steaks. If it helps clean out my arteries and I can help save the planet, why not?