Mogale Meat, Company cellular agricultural food technology, develops solutions cultured meat from free-roaming antelopes and cattle. This is for the future of food security and malnutrition in South Africa.
Cultured meat in southern Africa provides a step towards a more sustainable meat production process and how cultured meat technology can help solve some of the biggest nutrition problems. Which face the food industry of the region and potentially solve the food safety dilemma.
According to Paul Bartels, CEO of Mogale Mear, Southern Africa is plagued by malnutrition, including stunting, weight loss, underweight and micronutrient deficiencies. “Meat, and more specifically cell-based meat, can provide some of the essential nutrients needed. And it is effective, given its greater bioavailability compared to some plant-based diets,” he points out.
He adds that “cell culture meat obtained from African antelope is lean meat. And healthier compared to meat derived from animal species.”
Building food security in Africa
Cultured meat is a major step forward in meat production, as global food demand increasingly exceeds agricultural production capacity. Which creates incalculable pressure on the environment and natural resources, the company emphasizes.
The company’s strategy is to advance biotechnology in order to provide the growing population with healthy and nutritious cell-grown meat products at an affordable price. For the benefit of animals, people and the planet.
Likewise, it deals with challenges ODS from HIM and supports the conservation of African biodiversity for future generations. Another of the company’s goals is to preserve Africa’s rich wildlife and heritage reserves.
Cultured meat and its impact on the environment
Cell-grown meat is predicted to have a huge impact on the environment, wildlife and biodiversity in southern Africa. As Africa’s population is expected to double in the next 30 years, there will be more than a billion people in total on the African continent.
It can be predicted that with more millions of people wanting to eat meat, more land will have to be converted to crop production. Feed more livestock, destroying millions of square kilometers of natural habitat.
To solve this environmental and food safety dilemma, Mogale Meat Co believes that part of the solution is the production of meat grown in cells. Production cell culture meat meets many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, such as:
- Preserve natural habitats
- Fight poverty
- Improve food safety
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Save energy and water
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