Meat farming has moved from the paddock to the laboratory – Dr Mark Post of Maastricht University engineered the first synthetic beef hamburger last year.
The burger was made by taking muscle tissue from organic cows and developing it into strands of meat through placement in a nutrient solution.
Also called in-vitro meat, this new practice is hailed by Future Food – Meat Without Livestock as the solution to concerns over animal welfare, finance and health.
One of the main selling points of in-vitro meat is the assumption that it will eradicate the need for animal slaughter.
However, in-vitro meat is at present virtually untested, and although most scientists appear to be unable to pinpoint significant risks with the practice, there is no evidence yet to suggest in-vitro meat provides the same nutritional benefit as traditionally farmed meat.
If you’re a little unsure about trying this new trend, sticking with delicious organic meat is a great option to nourish your own and your family’s health. Not only does it taste great, but you can rest assured that all organically farmed animals are treated respectfully and humanely.
Not only that, but organic meat is all-natural, containing no antibiotics, genetically modified materials or hormone growth promotants that could potentially harm human health when consumed.
In addition, meat that is farmed organically is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet, as it provides omega-3 and other beneficial fatty acids.
Knowing where your food comes from and that it’s already been nourishing humans for years is comforting when trying to do the best by your own and your family’s health – which is why organic beef and lamb make a great choice to add to your family’s diet.