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KFC is working with a Russian bioprinting company to 3D-print CHICKEN meat

by Nashwa Ahmed

Dubai- AI Journalism

KFC  is working with Moscow-based company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to product 3D-printing chicken meat using ‘animal flesh cells’ at a Russian research lab to provide customers with more ethically-sourced meat.The final product is due to be tested in the Moscow labs this autumn, according to daily mail news paper   

Report said that, researchers are taking lab-cultured chicken cells from a small sample of flesh

They are multiplying the cells to create a paste and 3D-printing the paste into cubes to be seasoned

Report mentioned that, the project aims to create the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets

That will be ‘as close as possible in taste and appearance’ to the original product.

KFC said will provide its partner with all of the necessary ingredients

such as breading and spices, to achieve the signature Kentucky-fried taste. 

The engineered substitute will be more environmentally friendly to produce than ordinary meat.

‘The idea of ​​crafting the “meat of the future” arose among partners in response to the growing popularity of a healthy lifestyle and nutrition, the annual increase in demand for alternatives to traditional meat and the need to develop more environmentally friendly methods of food production,’ KFC said in a statement.

Cell-based meat products are more ethical and this particular production process does not cause any harm to animals. 

Keep up with the times

‘At KFC, we are closely monitoring all of the latest trends and innovations and doing our best to keep up with the times

by introducing advanced to our restaurant networks,’ said Raisa Polyakova, General Manager of KFC Russia.

‘Our experiment in testing 3D bioprinting technology to create chicken products can also help address several looming global problems,’ said 

Report said that, Spanish food tech startup Novameat previously revealed its 3D-printed plant-based steak

It made with peas, seaweed and beet juice

 According to a study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology

The technology of growing meat from cells has minimal negative impact on the environment.

Scientists globally are working on solutions that would allow stable food provision for the growing global population

while reducing the negative impact on the environment. 

Gas emissions from meat production contribute to global warming through releases of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 to 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, and other solutions are needed to meet targets to help save the planet. 

‘[It allows] energy consumption to be cut by more than half, greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced 25 fold and 100 times less land to be used than traditional farm-based meat production,’ KFC said. 

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