Israeli scientists make world’s first 3D-printed ribeye steak

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Israeli scientists make world’s first 3D-printed ribeye steak

Technion researchers partner with Aleph Farms Ltd to create a 'real muscle, fat, and vascular-like system similar to a ribeye from a slaughtered cow'

Beef. (Photo by Charlie Solorzano on Unsplash)
Beef. (Photo by Charlie Solorzano on Unsplash)

Israeli scientists sounded the death knell for butchers this week after they unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed ribeye steak.

Boffins at Technion used the natural building blocks of meat – cow cells – to construct “a real muscle, fat, and vascular-like system similar to a ribeye from a slaughtered cow”, just with no abattoirs involved.

The institute partnered Israeli firm Aleph Farms Ltd to use the ever-developing world of 3D bio-printers to make “the world’s first slaughter-free ribeye steak”, which it described as “just as tender and juicy as one you’d buy from a butcher”.

Cutting down rainforests to make way for cattle has long been seen as unsustainable, with beef farming one of the least efficient systems in agriculture, so producing steaks from non-genetically engineered cells isolated from a cow is seen as the future of meat consumption.

Last year Aleph said it was partnering Mitsubishi to bring lab-grown meat to Japan while it has also grown bovine cells on the International Space Station.

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