3D printed beef steak without animal sacrifice
Vegan meat, fake meat burgers, seasoned tofu, there are many alternatives for those who do not want to eat food that comes from animals slaughtered for this purpose, but what if they create the steak out of nothing?
The Israeli company Aleph Farms Y Technion , the Israeli Institute of Technology, just announced globally the creation of, we quote: “first steak without sacrifice, using three-dimensional bioprinting technology and natural components of meat.
That is, what we see in the photographs is not real meat cut from the cow but has been achieved by 3D printing live cow cells, without genetic engineering.
¿How this technology works? Without going into much detail, they have claimed that they print real living cells that are then incubated to grow, differentiate and interact and in this way achieve the texture and qualities of a real fillet.
In short, it is an incubator-like system including a tissue feeding system achieving a final finish similar to that of its native form both raw and during cooking.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen Aleph Farms create a steak from scratch, in 2018 we already saw how they create a steak with another method.
The most interesting thing about this new technique is that you can get any type of cut, understood as a entrecote, steak, sirloin, among others, varying the initial cell placement and the feeding system during incubation.
According to Aleph Farms, this steak is similar in size to a real steak, with muscle tissue and fat. In addition, they claim that it has the same organoleptic characteristics, something that differs in vegan steaks. Although, of course, that does not imply anything at the taste level.
At the moment it is a new creation system and this steak comes as a proof of concept since the system is not ready to be used, yet, at an industrial level.