Writer of the in-tube meat cookbook wants to make cultured meat at your own risk to test it

Koert Van Mensvoort wrote a book about cultured meat, and wants the recipes now itself test. But the Dutch government doesn’t allow him that. Sufficient reason for a petition to start.

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As a real kweekvleesliefhebber wrote Koert Van Mensvoort in 2014 the In Vitro Meat Cookbook. In it he shows what the possibilities of in-vitro – or vat -. In-tube meat?! That is the meat with the stem cells of cattle, pigs and other edible livestock in the laboratory it is grown.

The author of the book, was thrilled when he heard that there is finally a less-polluting and animal-friendly version of meat in the racks would appear. The American company Just – that cultured nuggets, chorizo and foie gras would have been made – wants his products to be in 2018 on the market. But the Dutch Food and consumer product safety Authority prevents that and sealed the trial packages Just for the Netherlands sent.

However, the technology for the innovative form of meat production is largely developed in the Netherlands. So, the universities of Utrecht, Amsterdam and Eindhoven in 2000 with the experiments to the capabilities of proefbuisvlees to explore. Now finally it’s possible the meat to try out, should that also be done according to Van Mensvoort. To his words, he started a petition: he wants to be at your own risk the cultured meat taste.


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