Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, announced on the heels of its historic regulatory approval for cultured chicken, that it has made the first commercial sale of meat created directly from animal cells for human consumption. GOOD Meat Cultured Chicken will launch at 1880 Club this Saturday, December 19th, in Singapore.
When seeking out the world’s first restaurant to sell and serve cultured meat, Eat Just wanted to ensure their partner would not only satisfy guests’ appetites with a superior culinary experience, but would also connect and enlighten them with a philosophy of feeding the body and the mind. There was no more perfect partner in Singapore than 1880, which opened three years ago in Robertson Quay and has become known for its innovative menus, thought-provoking events, and social impact programming.
“This historic step, the first-ever commercial sale of cultured meat, moves us closer to a world where the majority of meat we eat will not require tearing down a single forest, displacing a single animal’s habitat or using a single drop of antibiotics,” Josh Tetrick, Co-founder and CEO of Eat Just, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to partner with 1880 to launch a product that will someday be served on the dinner tables of families living in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, to the skyscrapers of Shanghai.”
“We are honored to host the global launch of Eat Just’s first cultured meat product. This is a revolutionary step towards solving climate change and creating the opportunity to feed the world without overwhelming the planet,” stated 1880 Founder Marc Nicholson.
Preparing a menu for the inaugural guests to enjoy GOOD Meat Cultured Chicken was a feat in and of itself. Diners will take an immersive journey through the past, present, and future of our food system. The experience culminates with three cultured chicken dishes, each bite influenced by a top chicken-producing country in the world: China, Brazil, and the United States. Eat Just is particularly proud to share that the first diners will be young people ages 14-18 who have shown, through their consistent actions, a commitment to building a better planet.
“This is a very exciting collaboration for me. It’s working with new ingredients, something very creative, something we’ve never quite seen before, and I think people are going to love it,” said 1880 Executive Chef Colin Buchan.
“Rarely does a career chef get the chance to create an entirely new category of food and help design an interactive meal to introduce that product, and the meaning behind it, to the world for the very first time. Working with Chef Colin on such a groundbreaking menu has been an exciting project. We look forward to sharing it with 1880’s clientele in the coming weeks and months,” said Chef Nate Park, Director of Product Development at Eat Just.
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