Boulder Lab Growing Meat For Dogs

Doggo love the taste of meat but consistently waking up in a cold sweat panicking about whether she’s doing enough to reduce her environmental impact? Welp, she’s not the only one.

And while Impossible Foods’ and Beyond Meat’s plant-based products that promise to make you forget about beef and chicken keep breakin’ sales records (and making BBQs really awesome, tbh), there’s a whole other industry preparing to give ’em h*ck. And hey, the more chimkin nuggers, the merrier.

Enter Bond Pet Foods, the Boulder-based company that’s hoping to disrupt the $100 billion pet food market with its “nutritious, animal-free, and protein-rich pet food.” According to PETS+ Magazine, the process involves extracting animal muscle protein genes from farm animals and combining them with microbes like yeast. The mixture’s then fermented and mixed with simple sugars, vitamins, and minerals. And, like, stuff.

The result? Dog foods that are “nutritionally identical to their meat counterparts without the environmental, animal welfare, and safety downsides.” #Scienceftw.

Since raising $1.2 million in seed funding, Bond’s back in the lab to finalize its first product—a doggo treat bar—sometime this spring. Hopefully they hurry it up, though, cause that’s a really long time for these dogs to wonder if they’re good boys.

What does your dog think about lab-grown meat? Woof at us in the comments! 

(Photo by Daria Shevtsova)

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