Lab-Grown Shrimp: Coming to a Table Near You?

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Lab-grown shrimp may very well be the first “grown meat”to actually make it market, if Shiok Meats has its way. The Singapore company has nutrient vats raising shrimp meat grown from shrimp cells already hard at work as we speak.

They’re not the only ones, though. Companies around the world are trying to do the same thing with other seafoods, beef, pork, and chicken. Here’s the basic breakdown of how it works:

lab grown shrimp
Source: Shiok Meats

With shrimp being such a staple protein in a highly populated region like Asia, growing the meat in a lab is very sensible. The product has a ground consistency and has already been used to make shumai. Find more shrimp stories here.