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Raising the Steaks: First 3D-Printed Rib-Eye Is Unveiled


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The 3D-printed rib-eye steak.

An Israeli company has unveiled what it's calling the first 3D-printed rib-eye steak

Credit: Aleph Farms

Israeli company Aleph Farms has unveiled the world's first three-dimensionally (3D) printed rib-eye steak, cultivated from live animal tissue.

The process, which Aleph Farms developed with researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, prints living cells incubated on a plant-based matrix to grow, differentiate, and interact to achieve actual steak properties.

Aleph Farms' Didier Toubia said the 3D-bioprinted meat mirrors the sensory quality, texture, flavor, and fatty marbling of traditionally produced rib-eye.

Said Toubia, "We control the cultivation process, and we can design meat specifically for a market, adjusting the amount of collagen and connective tissues and fat, to tailor meat to specific requirements. The idea is not to replace traditional agriculture, but to build a second category of meat."

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