Welcome to the future of meat.
Vegan flank steak – Israeli-based Redefine Meat announced that its’ 3D-printed vegan flank steak will soon be available at five restaurants in London: Mr. Whites, German Gymnasium, Chotto Matte, and Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar. The plant-based steak alternative uses Redefine’s 3-D printing technology to create a realistic texture and infuse meaty, umami flavor.
Cultivated chicken in grocery stores – SuperMeat, a cultivated meat company based in Israel, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Migros, Switzerland’s largest retail supermarket chain and leading meat manufacturer. This MOU will expedite the production and distribution of cultivated meat on a commercial scale. This partnership signals that high-quality cultivated meat will be available to European consumers sooner than later, that is of course once regulatory approval is granted in the US.
Chipotle invests in Meati – Quick-service Mexican food chain Chipotle recently invested in Meati, a producer of alternative chicken and steak made from mycelium (the root-like structure of mushrooms). This investment is a part of Chipotle’s new venture fund called Cultivate Next, which aims to invest in companies looking to “cultivate a better world” and progress Chipotle’s growth. Chipotle has always provided plant-based options, and shredded mycelium beef or chicken as a menu item would be the ultimate level up for those of us that order animal-free burritos and bowls.