UK-based start-up Higher Steaks has created the world’s first cell-cultivated bacon and pork belly, signalling a major milestone in the efforts to create cell-cultivated meats in varied formats.
Despite being a small player in the cultivated meat space, this world-first leap frogs Higher Steaks in the race to create alternatives to conventional pork, which is the most consumed meat in the world.
CEO Benjamina Bollag said the bacon and pork belly prototypes were proof that new technology can eventually help meet the overwhelming demand for pork products globally. She believes that driving down the cost of production could see cultivated pork on supermarket shelves in around five years.
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