Read about the science and rationale behind cultured meat for pets in our new white paper, written by our CEO, Dr. Shannon Falconer.
Meat is the central ingredient in commercial pet food. Cats evolved eating it and, in the wild, meat is the only single source of complete nutrition for both cats and dogs. However, the demand for meat — by not only humans but also cats and dogs — has come with some devastating consequences, including climate change, animal cruelty and risks to public health.
Cultured meat allows people to continue to feed cats and dogs the meat they love without any of the negative impacts associated with traditional meat.
Cultured meat is 100% bioidentical to traditional meat. It has the same nutritional value and composition as animal-based meat. Cultured meat is made by growing animal cells inside of a bioreactor instead of inside an animal.
Cultured meat allows people to continue to feed cats and dogs the meat they love without any of the negative impacts associated with traditional meat. No animals raised inhumanely for slaughter. No greenhouse gas emissions. No wasteful use of natural resources. No antibiotics or growth hormones. And, no risk to pet or human public health in terms of bacterial contamination and zoonotic diseases.
To read more. download the entire white paper here.