GOOD Meat breaks ground on Asia's largest cultivated meat facility
GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just, Inc, has broken ground on what it claims is the largest cultivated meat production center in Asia. The complex, scheduled to open in Q1 2023 at JTC Bedok Food City, will have the capacity to produce tens of thousands of pounds of meat from cells, without the need to slaughter a single animal.
The buildout will house the single-largest bioreactor in the cultivated meat industry to date. Local production will help GOOD Meat meet growing consumer demand for its chicken products, which have been available for purchase in Singapore since December 2020. The facility will also be home to approximately 50 researchers, scientists and engineers.
“Less than two years ago, Singapore made history, and since that moment, consumers have enjoyed the world’s first and only commercially available slaughter-free meat at high-end restaurants, hawker stalls and in their own homes,” enthused Josh Tetrick, Eat Just Co-Founder & CEO. “We view Singapore as vital in our plans to build this new approach to making meat. We’ll launch new products here, distribute to other countries in Asia from here and learn from consumers here who have proven themselves to be at the cutting edge of what’s next.”
“Eat Just’s new facility will boost Singapore’s capability to develop critical scale-up processes in novel urban food solutions such as cell-cultured meat and support our interest in food resilience," said Damian Chan, Executive Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board. "This facility will also provide many good job opportunities for Singaporeans to be at the cutting edge of novel food technologies. We look forward to working closely with such like-minded companies to develop Singapore into a hub where innovative agri-food solutions can be developed to feed the world.”
The ground-breaking event comes on the heels of GOOD Meat’s partnership announcement with ABEC, Inc to design, manufacture, install and commission the largest known bioreactors for avian and mammalian cell culture. Also in May, GOOD Meat unveiled a partnership with international nutrition leader ADM intended to decrease key costs related to cultivated meat production.
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