In previous posts, we have written about the benefits of cultured meat for the environment, farmed animals and public health. However, cultured versus traditional animal-based meat also provides health and safety benefits to cats and dogs. Here's why:
Regardless of whether current meat for pet food is sourced from a rendering facility or an organic farm, the meat will likely come from a chicken, cow, pig or fish. However, those animal proteins are also the primary allergens for cats and dogs.
In creating cultured meat, Because, Animals is taking a unique approach and is culturing meat that is most evolutionarily appropriate for pets: mouse for cats and rabbit for dogs. Avoiding common food allergens eliminates any incumbent health impacts, such as gastrointestinal and dermatological conditions.
Unlike meat used in current pet food, cultured meat is grown in a way that is entirely free of common pet food contaminants, including:
The majority of FDA-issued recalls on pet food are due to safety concerns associated with the above-mentioned issues. The process of creating cultured meat eliminates all of these risks, leading to safer meat for cats and dogs.
To read everything you could ever want to know about our cultured meat, check out our White Paper, Cultured Meat: The Future of Pet Food authored by our CEO & Co-founder, Shannon Falconer, PhD.