As artificial food can solve the problem of killing animals.
U.S. scientists learned how to grow fish meat in a laboratory. This is not the first team that plans to mass produce artificial food.
While some consumers still are afraid of the phrase “genetically modified organisms”, the researchers from the United States decided to scare the public even more: the California startup BlueNalu announced the creation of fish meat in the laboratory.
According to the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference on New age, “alternative sea food,” created from the cells of these fish, which grow outside the animal body. The process of creating artificial meat of fish is to extract the muscle cells of live fish, putting them in a special vegetable environment of many nutrients for further development and reproduction.
The extraction of cells from this fish does not harm the animal because it happens during anesthesia, and all “fish-donors” remain alive. From one sample of cells can develop billions of exact copies, so for a new laboratory cultivation of fish meat will not need a huge number of representatives of the water world.
Already grown concentrated cells was mixed with another nourishing liquid, the so — called bio-ink, which you can later create any finished product on a 3D printer, including fish fillets, scallops, the meat of crustaceans, molluscs, etc.
To a certain extent, laboratory of marine food from BlueNalu should be even more useful than regular fish meat. Cell creation method allows you to save the meat from parasites, bacteria, mercury, micro-plastic and other harmful substances that can get caught in the natural habitat of the fish.
While in BlueNalu working only 13 experts and a startup is at an early stage of its development. But the team — building production in cities around the world that will allow you to create a “cell” of sea food for more than 10 million inhabitants in each district.
The ultimate goal of this discovery — the deliverance of mankind from overfishing, improvement of sustainable development of the planet and enjoy fresh sea food in regions surrounded by land.
Because the company does not provide its work to any genetic modifications, the representatives BlueNalu hope that they will not have any problems with obtaining a license from Management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines (FDA) of the United States. Scientists have even hired a former Manager of the FDA who will be responsible for public relations and strategy on the legal regulation of their products.
The main stumbling block in changing the consciousness of ordinary consumers remain in this type of food as “laboratory” or “artificial”. However, not all visitors of shopping is clear that today in “natural” products on the shelves of the shops use artificial growth hormones, or, for example, meat from animals that thrive in the same laboratory conditions and not in the wild.
“Our products are created “in the lab” in the same way as ketchup, or Oreo cookies. All of these products started out from the lab,” says technical Director BlueNalu Chris Dammann.
Not a single fish
The idea of creating artificial meat fish — not the first of its kind. For example, the Dutch company Mosa Meat in 2013 introduced a beef Burger produced in the laboratory. In this case, the cellular flesh of animals requires a special serum out of their blood and is more energy intensive to grow because mammalian cells are more complex than cells of fish.
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A more successful example of a company Impossible Foods, which creates burgers are plant-based. Their products not only looks just like the regular burgers, but has an identical taste, and do “faux burgers” even bleed.