Study Finds Spinach as Edible Substrate to Grow Meat from LabApril 7, 2021
A team of researchers led by Boston College has successfully grown bovine meat by using decellularized spinach leaf as edible platform in a laboratory.
The team removed the plant cells from the spinach leaf and used the remaining vascular framework to grow isolated precursors of cow meat cells. The cells were cultured on the surface of the decellularized spinach leaves and gelatin coated glass. It showed ~25% expression of myosin heavy-chain and maintained ~99% viability for up to 14 days.
"Cellular agriculture has the potential to produce meat that replicates the structure of traditionally grown meat while minimizing the land and water requirements," said Prof. Glenn Gaudette, the lead author of the study. "We need environmentally and ethically friendly ways to grow meat in order to feed the growing population," Prof. Gaudette added.
You might also like:
- Spinach Genes May Stop Deadly Citrus Disease
- US EPA Approves Wider Testing of Spinach Defenses Against Citrus Greening
- Experts Explore on Using Engineered Insect Tissue as Food Source
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Climate Change Slowed Agricultural Productivity Growth by 21% since 1961
- Study Finds Spinach as Edible Substrate to Grow Meat from Lab
- New Heat Sensing Gene to Help Crops Battle Climate Change
- Health Canada: Gene-Edited Crops are Safe
- Experts Tackle Importance of New Breeding Technologies in Food and Nutritional Security
- GM White Clover Field Trial in Australia Gets Approval
- Experts Highlight Impacts of Agri-biotech Adoption in Vietnam
- Labeling Gene-Edited Foodstuffs is Impossible Says Italian MEP
- Identified Gene Boosts Water Use Efficiency in Apples
Plant Breeding Innovations
- Japanese Consumers Prefer Gene Editing Applications on Vegetables over Livestock
- Experts Present Two Efficient CRISPR-Cas9 Systems for Soybean
- MitoTALENs Reveal Role of Mitochondrial Gene in Rice Pollen Development
Read the latest:
- Crop Biotech Update (May 25, 2022)
- Genome Editing Supplement (May 18, 2022)
- Gene Drive Supplement (May 25, 2022)
Subscribe to CBU: