Animal Protein 2.0 - "Meatless Meat"
For a growing list of reasons, the traditional meat industry is unsustainable. It potentially even faces a “carbon tax”.
Lab-based protein, often called “cultured meat”, “clean meat” or “cellular meat” (and seafood) is based on next generation technology and precision fermentation improving exponentially rapidly.
With exponential reductions in cost, these new technologies promise to solve all the legacy issues presented by conventional meat.
Lab-based protein is attracting a large volume of ‘start-up funding’, driven by anticipated regulatory approvals, market penetration, continued innovation and scale.
The companies operating in this sector represent an interesting strategic opportunity for partnership by food producers, retailers, and food tech players.