Israeli startup Future Meat Technologies Ltd. has opened “the world’s first industrial meat production facility” in Rehovot, Report informs referring to Bloomberg.
The company plans to replace chicken coops and slaughterhouses with bioreactors to produce cell-based meat, according to EURNews.
The company can produce 500 kilograms of meat a day and offers raised chicken, pork, and lamb, and will begin producing beef soon. By the end of next year, the company intends to become a supplier to US restaurants. Negotiations with regulatory agencies are already underway.
The startup’s CEO, Rom Kashuk, said the facility’s opening is a huge step toward future meat technology that will bring the products to the shelves by 2022.
He said he hopes it will help reduce the meat industry’s impact on the world, make the environment healthier, and provide viable alternatives to meat from slaughtered animals.