- FDA declared cultivated chicken grown by Upside Foods safe to eat, but bringing it to market still faces many hurdles.
- Lab-grown meat companies rely on expensive technology to make a low-price commodity.
- Hybrid products, made with animal cells and plant-based protein, are expected to have a quicker, less costly path to market.
- Upside is valued at $1bn and backed by investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Tyson Foods Inc. and Cargill Inc.
- Upside’s progress was hampered by an initial quest to grow large pieces of tissue with the goal of producing whole cuts of meat.
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Inside the Struggle to Make Lab-Grown Meat
FDA declares cultivated chicken safe to eat, but lab-grown meat faces many hurdles; hybrid products expected to have quicker, less costly path to market