Cultured meat could be on UK supermarket shelves by 2023
Food & Drink
The meat is not genetically modified and is created by multiplying cells from organically raised animals
Spotted: Ivy Farm Technologies is developing lab-grown beef and pork with a goal to have products available for retail sales by 2023. The Oxford University-based company was started by two alumni in 2019. Seeking healthy meats with no additives or preservatives and without the guilt of contributing to environmental damage, the founders decided to create their own. With patents pending in 12 countries, the company plans to offer pork sausages, Angus beef burgers and Wagyu meatballs as the first options.
The meat is not genetically modified and is created by multiplying cells from organically raised animals. The company’s roll-out plans begin with licensing its technology for sale to other businesses, followed by sales to food producers of the cultured muscle and fat.
By 2022, the organisation hopes to open an on-site restaurant before beginning to supply commercial retailers with the meat products sometime in 2023. Oxford University contributed seed funding to the business and is part of the board of directors.
As well as spotting a variety of cultured products, including wood, Springwise is seeing more and more ways to recycle, and in ways that result in a final product of considerable quality, like recycled leather that looks and feels like the original.
Written by: Keely Khoury
20th July 2021