Artificial meat will soon replace the present

For years, scientists around the world are developing in the field of creating artificial meat. In this case, the creation of such a product is very important for many reasons. And it's not in the pressure from the staunch vegetarians. However, to produce conventional artificial kilogram of meat, until recently, it was much more than a kilogram of this. But it seems that very soon natural meat may disappear from the shelves, because the technology is not standing still, and the meat plant will soon be cheaper than usual.

Artificial meat will soon replace the present

What's wrong with natural meat?

Even if you reject the ethical side of the issue, the production of meat is causing irreparable harm to the environment. For example, according to ZME Science Edition, breeding livestock consumes several times more water than an equivalent amount of growing edible plants, of which one could make the artificial meat. Moreover, waste from the factories for the production of meat is obtained much more than from similar agricultural production.

But even with all environmental and ethical benefits, natural meat wins artificial two most important factors: taste and price. But this, apparently, not for long.

Why artificial meat is more expensive?

This is a very logical question, because the plants do not need the same meticulous care as the animals. In general, the cultivation of crops need less time and money, but the meat on the basis of plant components more expensive. Why?

"There are several factors why artificial meat more natural," - said a senior researcher at the Good Food Institute Lise Specht. "But the most important of them is that the production of artificial meat is still very, very small. Therefore we can not slow down the price to an acceptable level. The reason is that the manufacturers of "vegetable meat" are not yet large enough to optimize the supply chain. "

However, the major manufacturers of artificial meat like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat is already significantly expand the state and reduce the price of production technology that is already the first quarter of 2020 should lead to prices for their products fall.

Artificial meat will soon replace the present

This is interesting: Artificial meat will be produced from the same "material" as the packaging of goods in IKEA.


What is the taste of artificial meat

As to the question of taste, then there is today very well. A few years ago burgers with soy meatballs and chickpeas not appreciated by the consumer due to the "vegetable flavor" that today, thanks to the food industry technology of artificial meat, if not superior to their natural taste properties, it is certainly not inferior to him. And these are not empty words. Just a couple of months ago, the author of these lines, while in New York, in one of the local restaurants have tried cheeseburger company Impossible Burger. In the menu, it was stated that the burger does not contain meat, but the taste of it will be the same as natural beef burger. And you know what, the inscription was not lying. I am not a restaurant critic or connoisseur, but if I did not say that the meat in the burger made from soy, I about it would not have guessed.

Therefore, if you are going through because "fake meat" is tasteless, you can forget about it. Since this market is growing rapidly, and the same Impossible Burger goes beyond the United States, personally taste the "hamburger without meat" in the near future will be able to virtually anyone.

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