The world's first
In 2013, our Chief Scientific Officer Mark Post unveiled the world’s first hamburger made by growing cow cells, rather than slaughtering an animal. Now we’re developing the first commercial products.
Our mission is to produce real meat for the world’s growing population that is delicious, healthier, better for the environment, and kind to animals.
Why change how we make meat?
By 2050, global meat demand will be 70% higher than today's level. Our planet simply doesn't have enough land and water to produce this much meat using animals. And trying to do so would devastate the environment. That's why we're so committed to creating a sustainable way to make real meat.
Our meat generates an estimated 96% less greenhouse gas emissions, uses 99% less land and 96% less water than livestock meat. It helps protect our planet from climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss.
Our meat is produced in a clean environment using only natural ingredients, so it's free from bacterial and chemical contamination found in conventional meat. In other words, it's healthier for you!
Our meat is the same as livestock meat, but doesn't require a single animal to be slaughtered, nor experience a factory farm. By changing the way we make meat, we can save billions of animals from suffering.