As sustainable food alternatives become increasingly popular, Nestlé brand has partnered with leading cultured meat company Future Meat Technologies (FMT) to create an alternative choice to natural animal products. Nestlé's researchers from Lausanne are currently working with FMT's scientists to create its new lab-based meat alternatives.
The companies are working together to create a non-GMO cultured meat component using animal cells. The companies are concerned about the negative effects meat production has on the environment and the world's ecosystem and believe the future of meat products will predominantly be meat alternatives. Nestlé and FMT hope to launch their lab-made meat products in 2022 in the United States and are currently waiting for regulatory approvals.
The companies are also collaborating to create a variety of plant-based meat alternatives, which also have a lower environmental impact.
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