Chinese Ag tech firm serves up lab-grown pork
A Chinese Ag start-up claims to have created an array of lab-grown pork dishes. Reuters reports the prototypes were created in a shanghai lab. The company, CellX, says it will produce more lab-grown meat at competitive prices by 20-25. “The taste is on the bland side ... but overall it’s not bad,” said Li Peiyang, a taste tester.
Production costs are still higher than raising conventional protein says analysts. CellX founder Yang Ziliang told Reuters, “Our vision is to change the way meat is produced. This isn’t just a China issue, it’s a global issue, so for us to achieve our vision, we need to be a global company.”
China is the world’s top meat-eating country accounting for 30-percent of global demand.