Cultivated meat — meat that is grown from animal cells — is an emerging biotechnology area that is expected to have significant commercial growth within the next decade. In the AIChE Journal Perspective article “Challenges of Cultivated Meat Production and Applications of Genome-Scale Metabolic Modeling,” authors Patrick F. Suthers and Costas D. Maranas (Pennsylvania State Univ.) describe how chemical engineers can help solve technical issues associated with cultivated meat.
What are the problems with industrial animal agriculture? Industrial animal agriculture has drastically reduced the cost of meat production and increased meat availability. These gains in efficiency and scale, however, come at the expense of potential risks to human health, animal welfare, and the environment...
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