Israeli Company Makes 3-D-printed Ribeye Steak

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Aleph Farms claims its product tastes like “a delicious tender, juicy ribeye steak you’d buy from the butcher.” (Aleph Farms via JTA.org)

By Gabe Friedman

This isn’t your grandfather’s steak.

The Israeli company Aleph Farms announced Tuesday that it had produced the world’s first “slaughter-free steak,” using a mix of 3-D printing technology and real cow cells. The startup boasted that it tastes like “a delicious tender, juicy ribeye steak you’d buy from the butcher.”


Faculty at the country’s famed Technion-Israel Institute of Technology aided in the process, Bloomberg reported.

The “bio-printing” phenomenon takes live cells and replicates them to mimic a natural organism or product. Aleph Farms’ technology is in demand, and the company is partnering with Mitsubishi to bring its meat alternative to Japan.

The world’s first lab-grown meat restaurant opened in Tel Aviv last year, serving exclusively chicken made by a company called SuperMeat. An Israeli rabbi told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in 2016 that the SuperMeat product was kosher.

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