Soon, there will be dog foodies and cat foodies. They will be pets enamored with new foods like cell-cultured meat, cell-cultured pork and, perhaps, cell-cultured lamb and other animal foods that do not come directly from the animal at all.
Some of you are probably saying: "Yeah, well that's what they're getting now - fake meat and fake chicken and fake everything!"
Yes, the pet food industry has been under quite a going-over these days by pet food associations and pet parents. The analysis of the average can of dog or cat food leaves many things to be desired - like the food that's advertised to be in it!
But there's a new company called Bond Pets that's very serious about developing a line of cell-cultured food for dogs and cats - Bond Pet Foods.
What's a Cell-Cultured Food?
Cell-cultured food is developed in a laboratory by food techs. You may hear it referred to as 'lab-grown meat,' 'synthetic meat,' or 'clean meat,' as the industry has not come up with a 'palatable' term for it yet.
But it is not synthetic. It is real meat, only instead of being developed in a living animal that has to be slaughtered to obtain it, it is grown in a lab using muscle and fat stem cells from real animals.
Coming To Markets And Restaurants Near You
Cell-cultured food is just about ready to appear as a choice on menus throughout most of the western world. Hopefully, by then, maybe within a year or two, the world's food techs will come up with a 'palatable' name for it. In the meantime, get ready to switch again from processed food or raw food diets for your pets, because cell-cultured food will be as pure as you can get.
And no animal will have to be slaughtered so you or your pet can eat. Greenhouse gasses will be cut, land and water use will be reduced, and you won't have to worry about antibiotics in your meat or poultry. Even fish are being considered for laboratory production.
If you want to learn more about the process and the impact 'clean meat' will have on the world, get a copy of Paul Shapiro's new book, Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World.
If you would like to inquire about investing in Bond Pet Foods, you can contact the owner, Rich Kelleman, at BondPets.com.
Stay tuned. And in the meantime, maybe you can come up with an appealing name for the lab-grown meat.
via Quartz Media