Promotion tour: Prime Minister tastes 3D-printed cultivated fish

Rehovot / IL. (shf) Steakholder Foods Limited, former MeaTech 3D Limited, an international deep tech food company at the forefront of the cultivated meat industry, announced that it was proud to host the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, who explored the latest advancements in cultivated meat and 3D bio-printing, and tasted 3D-printed cultivated fish and meat products at the cutting edge of foodtech.


During his visit, the Prime Minister had the opportunity to tour the company’s facilities, see firsthand how Steakholder Foods’ industrial-scale 3D bio-printer works, and learn about its potential to print tons of cultivated meat per day. He said that there is a global revolution in how humanity is producing food, and emphasized that his government is working to help companies move forward in order to maintain a technological lead. He then tasted a 3D-printed cultivated fish fillet, printed with Steakholder Foods’ customized bio-inks using Umami Meats’ fish cells. The tasting also included Steakholder Foods’ beef product grown with ethically harvested cells in the Company’s facilities.


Joining the tour were industry leaders (including the CEOs of leading Israeli food manufacturers), government officials, and representatives of investors, academia and the non-profit sector, including: the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu – Israeli Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Mr. Ofir Akunis – Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Yossi Sheli – CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority, Mr. Dror Bin – Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Moshe Bar Siman Tov – Prime Minister’s Animal Rights Advisor, Mrs. Tal Gilboa – Israeli Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Tzahi Braverman – Steakholder Foods CEO, Mr. Arik Kaufman – Steakholder Foods Co-Founder and Chairman, Mr. Yaron Kaiser – Heads of leading food manufacturers in Israel, Vice President for Business Development of the Strauss Group, Mr. Elad Komissar, CEO of Osem-Nestlé, Mr. Avi Ben-Assayag and Chief Innovation Officer of Tnuva, Mr. Shay Cohen – CEO of Milk + Honey Ventures, Mr. Beni Nofech – Innovation and Applied Research Leader, Technion R+D Foundation, Mr. David Shem Tov.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: «Here we ate fish that was produced without fish and meat that was produced without cattle. This is a global revolution. Israel is a global leader in the field of alternative protein and we will see to it that we continue to lead.»

Arik Kaufman, CEO of Steakholder Foods: «As Israel continues to lead the way in food innovation, this visit by the Prime Minister of Israel is a testament to the importance of our technology and the incredible potential it holds for the future. We were honored to offer Mr. Netanyahu the opportunity to taste and witness the future of food» (Photos: Steakholder Foods).

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