Lab-made meat: Edmonton startup hopes to break into growing industry

A lab-produced chicken product created by a small startup company in downtown Edmonton is expected to be ready to serve within five years.

Future Fields, a three-person company that launched a year and a half ago, is hoping to break through in the growing cultured meat industry by producing chicken products in a lab rather than the traditional farm in order to meet the growing demand for protein.

The startup got off the ground when lead scientist and co-founder Matt Anderson-Baron first read about research being done in the United States. He knew very little about the advancements at the time and was focusing on his cell biology PhD studies at the University of Alberta that he is weeks away from completing.

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