Yummmy Technology? Meet Redefine Meat – 3D Printing Prime Cuts

It’s just the type of thing a good engineer was built to sink their teeth into. One of those amazing ideas on paper that we just couldn’t seem to get right for the longest time. When it comes to creating an alternative form of meat there is no shortage of reasons why: vegetarianism has been around for longer than environmental activism.

Ethical reasons have long stood as an obstacle between many people and the enjoyment of meat. With the massive impacts that agriculture and specifically farming meat are taking on the environment, the calls for something that look, taste and feel like meat have grown louder in recent years.

It turns out, successfully recreating meat takes an incredible amount of attention to detail. Our mouths don’t only taste, they feel and it takes a real attention to the nuances of mouthfeel and texture to get it right. A mince texture has already been achieved, however the muscle fibres, sinew and fat of a real steak? That has proven to be the real challenge and nobody has quite achieved a convincing alternative meat – until now.

Redefine Meat – a startup out of Israel has engineered a new method for creating meat using technology which has been improving since the 1980s; 3D Printing.

Is this real meat? THis is “3D printed” meat from Redefine.

 

That’s right, the same tech that is currently being developed to build homes, décor and just about anything you can think of is now being used to print food on the table. So how well does it work?

Well, Redefine Meat has been taking the industry from the top down. If you can convince chefs of Ben Bartlett and Marco Pierre White that this is a convincing meat substitute, it’s reasonably safe to say that you have a viable product – and Redefine Meat has done just that.

 

The team at NovaMeat.

 

Scoring on taste, texture and presentation Ben Bartlett – a BBQ expert, no less, has admitted to giving Redefine Meat’s 3D printed beef and lamb scores of 9 and 10 out of 10. So, the question all curious have been asking since the first sentence – how does this work, exactly?

Using soy and pea proteins and other ingredients such as beetroot, chickpeas and coconut fat to create the 3 main elements of the meat. These are known as alt-fat, alt-muscle and alt-blood. Through an absolutely obsessive attention to the details of mouth-feel and texture, they have nearly perfected the craft of alternative meat down to a molecular level. The line between the taste of lamb and the taste of beef is fine – a few molecules, approximately.

The 3 main components are the base materials which are 3D printed to form a pork sausage, a steak or a lamb chop. Not only is this technology the first proprietary idea that achieves a truly convincing alternative meat – but it is also cost-efficient and built to scale.

That means that we could be living in a world where traditional agriculture practices are no longer required: good for the animals, good for the earth and good for mankind.

 

Sources

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/nov/16/3d-printed-steak-taste-test-meat-mimic

https://www.3dnatives.com/en/3d-printed-meat-040720204/              

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-redefine-meat-to-serve-3d-printed-plant-based-meat-at-eateries-in-europe/

 

 

Did you miss this?

Other Popular Stories

  • The big picture: How 5G will change industry forever — 4th industrial revolution?
  • Researchers Test Feasibility of EmDrive and Mach Effect Thrusters
  • GPS III set to launch December 18: U.S. Air Force to launch via Space X Falcon 9 paylod; will be harder to jam, more secure and accurate
  • Bill Gates betting we can invent our way to a clean energy world
  • Uber and Hyundai Announce Partnership to Make Flying Electric Taxis
  • Toronto an ideal location for Amazon HQ 2: If Amazon needs to hire tech employees, GTA and Canada has the edge
  • Canada adopts ISO 20022 international electronic payment standard
  • World's oil suppliers in for a shock: IEA
  • Canada's auto industry on cusp of rebuilding in NAFTA, but no thanks to CETA: Unifor
  • Cars and oil pulled Canada's manufacturing down in September
  • Jobs cut at Bombardier as business jet sales soften
  • May manufacturing sales higher on petroleum, cars
  • Solar power companies report growth
  • Oil production should grow 33 per cent in Canada by 2030, despite lower oilsands spending
  • GTA food and beverage manufacturers launch Cluster to spur growth
  • Top seven pieces of exciting new tech that will soon become mainstream
  • Repeways by Doppelmayr Transport.
    Engineered Design: Generating Power While Transporting Freight or Ropeways: New Hybrid Belt System
  • Avalon Advanced Materials creates jobs to make lithium ion batteries from Kenora-area mine
  • NAV CANADA shares award for enhanced oceanic navigation system
  • Oil prices, production in Canada not likely to reach former levels again: CIBC
Scroll to Top