UPSIDE Food, A Cell-Cultivated Meat Backed By Saudi Prince Gets Approval In The USA!

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by Anupriya Mishra

When you think of meat-based food products, it is a widely known fact that it involves slaughtering an animal in one way or the other. However, what if we told you that soon you might be able to get your hands on a ‘no-kill’ meet? Well, it seems that this might soon become a reality as there’s a company called UPSIDE Foods that offers this type of product. Known for producing cell-cultivated meat, they have been given approvals from the US government. Here’s all you need to know about this food-related development.

UPSIDE Foods Cell-Cultivated Meat Gets US Approvals


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It seems that cell-grown meat can very well be the future of the food industry, as the Saudi prince, Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud is set to get a hefty cut from the profits of his investments. Famous as Saudi Arabia’s vegan prince, he has invested in a start-up, called UPSIDE Foods, which produces meat made from cultivated animal cells! As it happens, the US government earlier this month gave approval for the sale of UPSIDE Foods products for American consumers. In case you aren’t aware, their products are known for the delicious meat that has been grown directly from the animal cell. In a report by AGBI, it was mentioned that this Saudi prince is known for investing in everything from vegan ice cream to plant-based pet food, and he also happens to be the founder of KBW ventures in Dubai.

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What Is A Cell-Cultivated Meat?


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For those of you who are confused, cell-cultivated meat is a process that involves the manufacturing of chicken or beef, without having to slaughter live animals. As a result, it is often referred to as ‘no-kill’ or ‘lab-grown’ meat by the mainstream media. Did you know the backers also include renowned names, such as Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and even Kimbal Musk? Coming back to its approvals, the lab-grown meat was approved for sale by both, the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture earlier this month, marking a major breakthrough.

On a concluding note, it should be noted that this report also mentioned how the company aims to launch a manufacturing facility in the UAE.

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