Meet the World’s First Slaughter-Free 3D-Printed Ribeye Steak and Salmon

Meet the World’s First Slaughter-Free 3D-Printed Ribeye Steak and Salmon

  • Hannah Bugga
  • Hannah Bugga

The world’s first slaughter-free 3D-printed ribeye steak has been successfully cultivated in Israel, while 3D-printed salmon is set to debut in Austria next month. Both products are made with real animal cells but did not involve killing a single animal.

Aleph Farms partnered with the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Technion—Israel Institute of Technology to create the groundbreaking steak. According to the company, they can now produce any type of steak using three-dimensional bioprinting technology. Their technology prints living animal cells that grow and interact, resulting in real steak with its characteristic texture and other attributes.

Aleph Farms hopes to create a range of meat products. According to the company, their 3D printing technology is extremely scalable. They plan to adapt their slaughter-free meat for the “different food cultures around the world.” Didier Toubia, Aleph Farm’s co-founder and CEO, stated:

This milestone for me marks a major leap in fulfilling our vision of leading a global food system transition toward a more sustainable, equitable, and secure world.

Meanwhile, Vienna-based vegan food tech company Revo Foods has announced that it will unveil its 3D-printed smoked salmon on March 6. The company will even provide tastings at a Vienna restaurant called Budapest Bagels.

The exciting new product is known as “Salmon with Attitude.” Like Israel’s slaughter-free steak, this real smoked salmon is made through 3D printing. Revo Foods explains on Facebook:

Our plant-based salmon is made of only 11 ingredients, and we are proud about the fantastic nutritional content (high in protein, high in omega-3). Of course, our salmon contains absolutely no heavy metals, microplastics, antibiotics, or any other waste materials found in industrial aquaculture salmon. At Revo Foods we have a clear vision: Overfishing is the past. Join us for a sustainable future with plant-based seafood!

Even if 3D-printed meat isn’t for you, its potential to foster positive global change—including alleviating suffering for billions of factory-farmed animals—is enormous.

But you don’t need to wait for 3D-printed meat to start making a difference for animals! Tons of delicious plant-based options are already available at a grocery store near you. For fantastic vegan meal ideas and recipes, order a FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide today.