An Israeli food company has created the first-ever 3D bio-printed cruelty-free ribeye steak made from real bovine cells cloned and cultivated in a lab, and it could be added to menus as early as next year.
“We are executing a clear plan to achieve cost-parity for the cultivation of meat products at scale,” says Didier Toubia, CEO of Aleph Farms. “We expect to [offer printed ribeye steaks in supermarkets] within five years from our 2022 soft launch.”
Made from real cow tissue, the printed ribeye steak follows the company’s leap into the lab-grown meat industry to avoid animals from being hurt or killed in the process of eating living proteins by growing muscle tissue, fat, blood, and support cells. The company aims to adjust the thickness and fat ratio in its meat in order to meet the consumer’s “preferences and taste buds, and we will continue to progressively diversify our offerings,” adds Toubia.