Lab-grown food pivotal for food security in the Asia-Pacific, opines GlobalData
GlobalData examines the state of affairs and consumer attitudes towards lab-grown food in the Asia-Pacific
Plant-based protein alternatives have become the buzzword in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) food and beverage industry. In contrast, lab-grown food is a less heard-of concept. While plant-based alternatives are made with plant-derived ingredients, lab-grown food is produced from animal-derived cells or products. Cultivated meat, for instance, is made by culturing muscle, tissue, or skin cells extracted from live animals. The extracted cells are placed in a nutrient medium in bioreactors to stimulate cell multiplication. As the cells proliferate, they can be fashioned into the desired cuts of meat. Meat produced in this manner is also called cultured meat, cellular meat, invitro meat, clean meat, and cellular agriculture.
In this Whitepaper
• Government support and private funding are catalysing the growth of the APAC lab-grown food industry
• Consumer sentiment towards lab-grown food varies considerably across the Asia-Pacific
• Consumer attitude towards lab-grown food in the Asia-Pacific
• Lab-grown food technologies are pivotal for long-term food security