Fish won’t have to die, as researchers create real fish meat in a lab

The battle for supremacy between vegetarianism and non-vegetarianism is endless. Browse any recipe video for a non-vegetarian dish and you’ll have hundreds of vegetarians making non-vegetarians of their “crimes” and switch them to the green side.

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The fish is considered a essential brain food, containing important omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients for a healthy, living brain.

However, what if I told you that now you can eat meat without any creature dying? No it’s no plant based meat as we have seen fooling people, but real meat (of fish).

BlueNalu – a San Diego startup grows meat from muscle tissue taken from real fish. They put the fish under anesthesia and extract the tissue, then the stem cells from the sample are isolated and processed with enzymes.

This is then processed in a bioreactor where it begins to replicate.. It is then 3D printed in the desired shape and the finished product is ready to be cooked and eaten.

Growing real fish meat in a lab

The reason BlueNalu’s creation stands out is that its laboratory-grown variety of meat can withstand different types of cooking techniques. According to CEO Lou Cooperhouse, “Our yellowtail medallions can be direct heat cooked, steamed or even fried in oil; can be marinated in an acidified solution for applications like poke, ceviche and kimchi, or can be prepared in the raw state.

BlueNalu Technical Director Chris Dammann said in a statement to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “When we started this company, there was very little scientific data available on the long-term propagation of fish muscle cells and no reliable culture protocol. Creating a whole muscle product from cultured fish cells without genetic modification required considerable innovation. “


BlueNalu recently secured $ 20 million Series A backing develop its laboratory-grown seafood business as an ethical and sustainable alternative to commercial fishing. Dammann says, “We’re no more ‘lab-made’ than ketchup or Oreos. They all started in a lab.

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