Mission Barns: Cell-cultured fat... a game-changer for the alternative meat sector?
By Elaine Watson
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Berkeley-based startup Mission Barns – which has developed a platform to grow fat from animal cells, outside of the animal – says that even a small amount of animal fat can transform the function, flavor, and mouthfeel of a plant-based product. (Pic credit: Mission Barns)
While come commentators wonder if combining animal and plant ingredients could confuse consumers, Mission Barns – founded in 2018 -says “Dozens of alternative meat companies have reached out because they understand that fat equals flavor.”