Remember the stem cell based beef burger? Chicken is next on the agenda for researchers

03/12/2015 - 00:00

By Yael (Froind) Abraham -

Move over cultured burger: Environmentalists and animal advocates proponents are collaborating with a world renowned specialist in tissue engineering in Tel Aviv University, and are looking for the technology to make this popular cut without causing a single animal suffering.

Six years ago they were hardcore activists in Israel. But, when they heard of Professor Mark Post’s breakthrough research, the activists, motivated by their will to save the world from the destructive meat industry, made a dramatic decision. “Our first thought was to go to the university and study biology, biochemistry or biomedical engineering”, recalls Shir Friedman, spokeswoman and co-founder of “The Modern Agriculture Foundation”. “As we progressed with our studies we began thinking: why should we join existing research instead of promoting innovative research that will focus on goals not yet met? We decided to establish the foundation, raise funds and start new research. The foundation is non-profit and does not wish to compete with any research, but rather works toward a common goal: promotion of research that will give birth to cultured meat.”


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