A successful workshop by Culture Meat Network was arranged 12-13 April 2021 online.
Who should take part in the production of cultured meat and what is the input required for success? How can we enlighten and inform the Nordic industry so they can see and define their role? How can we make this type of technology an opportunity for the Nordic countries, and not a threat? How do we interact with consumers and society regarding cultured meat?
These were questions discussed and possibly answered by the participants in the second network meeting and workshop arranged by the NKJ funded network Cultured Meat.
The background to asking these questions is that the global food production must increase, and cultured meat R&D is expected to increase to meet this demand.
One of the main issues of cultured meat is the lack of dissemination. That is why the network did organized a 2-day workshop to gain more understanding of and dissemination of the concept among different stakeholders aligned with the network’s aims, e.g. ingredient and equipment suppliers, producers, consumers and politicians, amongst others. The 2-day workshop covered subjects such as technology, regulation, LCA, consumers and the political perspective.
Each day there were around 100 persons participating, the majority from the Nordic region but also from other countries.