SUSTAINABILITY: Using mushrooms as the platform for our future.

20. December 2019 | Material | via Fastcompany.com

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Mycelia-based material. (Credit: Ecovative)

 

When the first bioreactor-grown “clean meat” shows up in restaurants–perhaps by the end of this year–it’s likely to come in the form of ground meat rather than a fully formed chicken wings or sirloin steak, according to an article from Adele Peters on Fastcompany.com. While it’s possible to grow animal cells in a factory, it’s harder to grow full animal parts. One solution may come from fungi: Mycelia, the hair-like network of cells that grows in mushrooms, can create a scaffold to grow a realistic cut of meat.

 

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