From massive prices to mass production
The first cultured burger came from the Netherlands: a research team from the University of Maastricht ‘grew’ the first beef in a laboratory in 2013. That burger cost around €250,000, but since then, prices have come down to an estimated €9 to €11 per patty. In 2021, an exclusive restaurant in Singapore started selling the first in-vitro product – chicken nuggets. However, these consist of only 75% grown cells – the rest is plant-based. In the next 2 years, some start-ups are planning to enter the market with cultured meat products, although the necessary permits are still pending. So it may well be a while before cultured products are served on our plates at home.