After contributing to Meatable’s recent raise of venture capital, Royal DSM and Meatable have entered into a joint development agreement. This new partnership will explore improvements in components for cultivated meat so it caters to current market needs and demands.
One of which is growth media, which comprises 50-90% of the production cost of the food item. Growth media is a liquid that is rich in essential nutrients like salts, proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins. These are needed to help cells grow, to become the cultivated meat line that Meatable is manufacturing. Additionally, DSM will help in further improving the taste and texture of cultured meat, making it more palatable to the general public.
Wim Klop, Vice President DSM Biotechnology Center, says, ”Protein is an essential part of a balanced diet and vital for good health. Yet its production has a big environmental footprint. With the world population expected to grow to 10 billion people by 2050, a wide variety of solutions for more sustainable proteins will be needed. Cultivated meat is one of those promising, innovative protein solutions in which DSM invests. Our commitment goes way beyond investing in Meatable through DSM Venturing. With this joint development agreement DSM will contribute its unique competencies in biotechnology, such as fermentation, analysis and production scale-up to help make the science of cultivated meat a reality.”
“With traditional animal farming alone, we will not be able to meet the growing demand for meat worldwide; we need breakthrough solutions. Cultivated meat has the potential to provide the growing world population with the protein source many people love – meat – using an efficient and sustainable production process that respects animal health and welfare,” says Krijn de Nood, CEO and co-founder of Meatable. “Joining forces with DSM, a global leader in biotechnology, will accelerate our research and development trajectory significantly. Together, we aim to develop the right nutritional ingredients in a fundamentally more cost effective and scalable process, to become the leading consumer choice for cultivated meat.”
Meatable is a Dutch food company that rolls out cultivated meat. With their opti-ox™ technology, they can sustainably and quickly produce alternative meat for the industry. And to do so with lower GHG emissions, and less harm caused on the environment and animals.
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