Source: The Pig Site, 18 May 2021, photo credit: F1 Global Insights
Researchers at South Korea’s Sejong University have cultured pork from a sample of muscle cells, marking a further step towards the commercial viability of cell-cultured meat.
According to reporting in the Korea Economic Daily, the research team isolated muscle stem cells from a pig and encouraged the to proliferate in vitro to make muscle tissue that resembled pork. The team was led by Professor Park Sungkwon at the University of Sejong’s food science department and began the project in 2018.
The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.