With the increased awareness about animal abuse and consequences of the food supply chain on health, consumers are looking forward to healthier options with fewer chemicals. Apart from animal abuse, the conventional practices of animal farming are harmful and unsustainable for both human and animal health. There are pandemics such as mad cow disease, swine flu and bird flu in the livestock farms, making consumers want a sustainable solution. This is where clean meat companies play a major role.
Clean meat companies grow fat cells and muscle cells in a bioreactor and this eliminates animals to a great extent. Mosa Meat, a Dutch startup based in Maastricht, The Netherlands is one such company that joins other startups such as SuperMeat and Memphis Meats aimed at bringing mainstream vegan food.
The Dutch startup has received €7.5 million investment from Bell Food Group, a Swiss meat processing company and German pharmaceutical company Merck. This investment will fuel the startup’s effort to meet the ever-increasing global demand in the meat industry.
Heads up about Mosa Meat
Mosa Meat backed by German drugmaker Merck KGaA and a leading European meat processor produces beef from cattle cells. This startup is aimed at bringing a transformation in the global meat industry with the implementation of the cell-culture technology. Mosa Meat is led by researcher Mark Post from Maastricht University and food expert Peter Verstrate. Back in 2013, the startup unveiled a hamburger made using cells of cows bred in the laboratory instead of a living animal.