Mewery introduces microalgae cultivated meat
Cell-based food tech start-up, Mewery, has introduced what it says is “the first prototype” of cultivated meat based on microalgae.
The prototype combines 75% pork cells and 25% microalgae cells. The Mewery scientific team, based in Brno, Czech Republic, cultivated this prototype in 10 weeks.
Founder of Mewery, Roman Lauš, commented: “We already have several variants of media that work for us without animal products and which we continue to work with. It is like a cookbook.”
“You have to add somewhere, take away somewhere else, and you will only find out if it was successful when you bake the cake. We have typed specific parameters that we track and compare their dependencies. It’s bioinformatics in practice.”
The microalgae adds nutritional benefits to the product such as vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, fibre and essential fatty acids.
Mewery says it would like to have the finished product ready for the market within two years. Consumers will be able to access it once the corresponding legislation is ready.