Africa's First Cultivated Meat Burger

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Mzansi Meat to Unveil “Africa’s First Cultivated Meat Burger”

South African company Mzansi Meat is set to showcase what it claims is Africa’s first cultivated meat burger. The product will be revealed at a bespoke event in Cape Town next month. To produce Mzansi’s burgers, cells are extracted from cows by a veterinarian and taken to the company’s lab. There, they are grown in bioreactors, replicating the process that would normally take place in a cow’s body. Finally, the burgers are seasoned to make them ready to cook. Future plans Currently, Mzansi’s burgers are more expensive to produce than conventional meat, but the company told vegconomist in 2020 that it was confident of achieving price parity in some areas within a decade or less. In the coming years, Mzansi plans to open a pilot …


Brett Thompson - Co-Founder & CEO Mzansi Meat


Mzansi Meat: “We’re Confident We Will Achieve Price Parity with Conventional Meat Products Within the Next 5-10 Years”

Plant-based meats have taken huge strides in recent years, taking over restaurants and supermarkets around the world. As many in the plant-based and alt protein space already know, the next big step is making cultivated meat affordable and widely available. Mzansi Meat in South Africa is working on doing just that.