Israeli Prime Minister Tours 3D Printed Meat Innovator Steakholder

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Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to Steakholder Foods headquarters in Rehovot on April 20 to see firsthand how the company’s industrial-scale 3D bio-printer works, and learn about its potential to print tons of cultivated meat per day. While touring the premises, he took the opportunity to sample a cultivated fish fillet produced with customized bio-inks using Umami Meats’ fish cells. The tasting also included beef product grown with ethically harvested cells.

Joining the tour were industry leaders from leading Israeli food manufacturing enterprises, government officials, and representatives of investors, academia and the non-profit sector.

“Today we ate fish that was produced without fish and meat that was produced without cattle. This is a global revolution.
Israel is a global leader in the field of alternative protein and we will see to it that we continue to lead,” said Netanyahu.

Arik Kaufman, chief executive officer of of Steakholder Foods, commented: “As Israel continues to lead the way in food innovation, today’s visit by the Prime Minister of Israel is a testament to the importance of our technology and the incredible potential it holds for the future. We were honored to offer Mr. Netanyahu the opportunity to taste and witness the future of food.”

Formerly known as MeaTech 3D Ltd., Steakholder Foods is an international deep-tech food company that initiated activities in 2019 and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market. It is developing a slaughter-free solution for producing a variety of beef and seafood products – both as raw materials and whole cuts – as an alternative to industrialized farming and fishing.