Nestlé says the investment complements its work in alternative proteins, like vegan meats and pea-based dairy milk.
“We have been investing in our protein expertise and the development of proprietary technologies for plant-based meat alternatives,” says Reinhard Behringer, leader of Nestlé Research. “To complement these efforts, we’re also exploring technologies that could lead to animal-friendly alternatives that are nutritious, sustainable, and close to meat in terms of taste, flavor, and texture. We are excited to understand their potential.”
Future Meat recently broke ground on a plant to make 5,000 cell-based burgers a day.