By 2050, the world’s population will hit ten billion people. To feed these people, global food production will have to increase by 50 per cent. You might think that means we’ll need more of what we eat now. Well, think again. At Mosa Meat, a Dutch food technology startup, they’re busy growing meat in the lab. In the past seven years, the company has brought down the cost of its lab-grown beef burger from an eye-watering €250,000 to just €9. And the price is set to come down even further. In September, Mosa Meat raised €47 million in funding to scale up its operation, taking it from laboratory experiment to production at pre-industrial volumes.
December 9, 2020