In the near future, could diners around the world really dig into authentic chops, burgers, and fillets that don’t come from animals? The cultivated-meat industry is already creating meat grown in production facilities where animals are barely part of the process. To explore this cutting-edge food category, two industry pioneers and two McKinsey experts explain what cultivated meat is and how it differs from plant-based meat, when consumers worldwide will be able to try it, and how it could grow to become a global industry. For a deeper dive into where cultivated meat is headed, explore McKinsey’s research on the topic.
McKinsey has looked deeply into the topic of alternative proteins and the future of food. Explore our insights into plant-based meat, the global protein landscape, and agricultural innovation on McKinsey.com.