2020-3

Cultured Meat – Nordic Take


Coordinator:
Jette Feveile Young, Århus University, jettef.young@food.au.dk

Period: 2020-2021

We recently had our first meeting within our NKJ network, with great discussions and presentations. Have a look!

The network addresses the call for sustainable alternative protein for food Circulation for residues from cow slaughter. Illustration.production. Meat from traditional meat producing animals contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), deforestation, and puts pressure on valuable resources such as land and water. We need more climate friendly alternatives to produce meat, and to achieve this we need groundbreaking enabling technologies. A revolutionary new and promising alternative to the traditional way of producing animal protein is the cultivation of muscle cells outside the living animal in a bioreactor, thus bypassing animal production. Further, the network underpins the call for healthy and tasty food produced in environmentally and socially sustainable way; Meat is a palatable and highly nutritious food, which we need to produce in a more sustainable way, while still securing a high consumer acceptance regarding both production method and taste. Culturing of cell-based meat has the potential to be sustainable in terms of GHG emission, water and land; when energy use is delivered by a sustainable source.

Follow the project on ResearchGate

The DCA just published a short news article about our meeting and our network. Read it here!

Short News and Views article in Nature Food

Read the short News and Views article in Nature Food regarding possible scaffolds for cultured meat and in relation to the newly published work of Ben-Arye and colleagues, in which textured soy protein (TSP) was used as an edible scaffold for cultured meat!
 

Read the short article using the link here:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-020-0053-6#ref-CR2

As well as the scientific paper by Ben-Arye:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-020-0046-5