Mogale Meat Co: Cell-cultured meat for Africa's rapidly-growing population
By Elaine Watson
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The last to pitch was Paul Bartels, founder of South African startup Mogale Meat Co, which is building a proprietary 'BioBank' of 500+ cryo-preserved cell samples from free-roaming livestock and wild antelope, and developing a vertically integrated food tech platform to make cell-cultured meat accessible to Africa's rapidly growing population.
Bartels - a wildlife veterinarian with 25+ years' experience in biobanking, cell culture and assisted reproduction technologies - said the firm is looking at making better tasting game meats such as springbok and impala.