Cultured meat: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Alternative Meat

After the advances in developing meat alternatives from plant sources and from cell cultures in lab, start-ups are trying to replicate different ‘cuts’ of steak and chicken. Plant-based Meat The plant based meat alternatives (or meat analogues) are made from sources like peas, soybeans, wheat, rice, many legumes, etc. The proteins are extracted from the ..

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop lab grown meat

The researchers at IIT-Guwahati have developed a novel technique for production of meat which is completely natural. The lab-grown meat is nutritious and will be a step towards cruelty-free food. The taste of the final meat product will remain similar as raw meat but with improvised nutritional values as per customer needs. The product can ..

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) decides to fund Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has decided to fund the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the National Research Centre on Meat (NRCM) for research on cell-based meat, which can also be called clean meat or cultured meat. It is nutritionally equivalent to conventional meat, and tastes, smells, looks and feels exactly like ..