There are a handful of companies at the forefront of creating cultured meat and Singapore-based food technology company Shiok Meats is making history for creating the world's first cell-based lobster meat. The lab-grown meat is identical to the conventional version that people have come to revere as a delicacy, yet it removes animals from the process. The cultured lobster meat is created by culturing isolated stem cells in a nutrient-rich environment—a process that takes just about six weeks, which is four times faster than producing conventional seafood.
At a recent cell-based lobster tasting event, Shiok Meats showed off its innovation with two dishes, gazpacho and terrine. These dishes offer a look into the sustainable future of seafood, which has the potential to help to reduce considerable strain on the seafood industry.
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