Headlines This Firm Is Developing Cell-Cultured Meat for Pet Food Published 3 years ago on December 5, 2017 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet Animals would not need to be slaughtered. A new company in Colorado is trying to develop cell-cultured meat for use in pet food. Bond Pets wants to grow the meat from small numbers of animal cells, with no need to kill an animal, Quartz reports. Other companies are working on the same concept for consumption by humans. Rich Kelleman, founder of Bond Pets, says growing meat in this highly controlled manner would “mitigate a lot of the safety issues” that sometimes lead to recalls in the pet-food industry. Ryan Yamka, consultant to the pet food industry, tells Quartz that the pet food trends often mimic those occuring in the food industry at large. Advertisement “So it’s not surprising that you see what I would call the sustainable-food movement getting into the pet-food side,” he says. It’s not clear how soon a cell-cultured pet-food product could be in the market. Kelleman says it’s conceivable that it could happen in the next couple of years. After all, Hampton Creek, a company working on cell-cultured meat for humans, hopes to bring a product to market next year. Read more at Quartz Advertisement Related Topics:pet foodtechnology click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Talk About Yourself in the Third Person — Really! — and More Tips for Your Pet Business Create an Upbeat Board, Friend a Reporter and More Business-Boosting Ideas for September-October Fromm Gold Recipes for Cats Receives Packaging and Recipe Refresh Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns1 day ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Photo Gallery1 day ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] True Tales2 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job True Tales2 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns7 days ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns6 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School America's Coolest3 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Four Muddy Paws in St. Louis Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales2 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns7 days ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns6 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines6 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery2 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?