Inside look: JUST’s $50 lab-grown chicken nuggets
Food technology startup Just Inc. is using cellular agriculture to take extracted animal cells and turn them into chicken nuggets. Technicians grow the cells in baths of nutrient-rich liquid media. The plant-based mayonnaise and egg company is now turning huge bioreactors into mini chicken farms, getting cells to multiply naturally, without an animal body to house them.
The nuggets are still being refined, but they’re ready for small-scale commercialization and Just says, they have restaurant partners already lined up and will be the first cultured meat product available to consumers.