International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2017)
Hydroponics meat: An envisaging boon for sustainable meat production through biotechnological approach - A review
Author(s): Yogesh Kumar, Rajkumar Berwal, Anurag Pandey, Amit Sharma and Vikas Sharma
Abstract: The most envisaging novel application of biotechnology in meat processing is the production of hydroponic meat. Hydroponic meat is an idea of manufacturing animal meat through tissue engineering technology without using an actual animal. All this would happen without any genetic manipulation in tissue i.e. without the need to interfere with the cells’ genetic sequences. It is alleged to have financial, health, animal welfare, hygienic meat production and environmental advantages over conventional meat. Hydroponic meat production system envisages sustainable production of a new chemically safe, lean and hygienic meat besides significantly reducing the animal suffering. It requires an appropriate stem cell source scaffold for attachment, media for growth inside a bioreactor for proliferation and differentiation of cells into tissues. Stem cells are taken painlessly from live animal and transferred into a culture media in bioreactor; where, they start to proliferate and grow independently from the animal. Thus, hydroponic meat production may play an important role in the future for sustainable meat production, when natural resources become a limiting factor for meat production. It is not only about the substitute to meat production but also selective manipulation of meat quality.
How to cite this article:
Yogesh Kumar, Rajkumar Berwal, Anurag Pandey, Amit Sharma and Vikas Sharma. Hydroponics meat: An envisaging boon for sustainable meat production through biotechnological approach - A review. International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry. 2017; 2(1): 34-39.