Animal-free burgers

Prof Mark Post, CSO Mosa Meat

I aim to produce meat through stem cell technology that is resource-efficient, less impactful on the environment and animal-friendly.

  • Mosa Meat1 aims to produce lab-grown or 'cultured' meat that is better for the environment, healthier for consumers and avoids killing animals.
  • Their Chief Scientific Officer Mark Post unveiled the world's first burger made from growing cow cells in 2013. It cost 250-thousand euros to produce and was funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
  • Global meat demand is growing along with the world's population and is expected to be 70% higher by 20502 (UN figures) – a demand which cannot be met with the Earth's limited land and water resources.
  • It has been projected that cultured meat could generate up to 96% less greenhouse gas emissions, use 99% less land, and 96% less water.3
  • Mark is a Professor of Physiology at Maastricht University4 in the Netherlands and has presented extensively on cultured meat, including at the World Economic Forum5. He has given several TEDx talks6 and won the World Technology Award7.

2UN FAO article
3Impact of cultured meat
4Maastrict University site
5WEF article
6TEDx talk
7WTA award

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