Food industry giant Brazil-based JBS S.A., the world’s largest meat-processing company, has announced plans to begin producing lab-grown “synthetic meat.”
JBS is planning to construct the world’s largest cell-cultured “meat” plant in San Sabastian, Spain.
The factory will be built by BioTech Foods, a JBS subsidiary.
According to a report by the Northern Ag Network, the company has obtained the support of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade to research and cultivate these cell lines for production.
JBS said in a press release:
“In this line, the project led by BioTech Foods, ‘Research on cell lines, cultured media and biomaterials for their correct bioprocessing to enable the production of cultivated meat ‘(investMEAT)’ will allow a highly efficient cultivated meat production line, which will solve the challenges of current technology linked to scalability.”
The news broke during the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association annual meeting last week.
Reuters reported that the factory will be capable of producing more than 1,000 metric tons of cultivated “beef” per year.
“JBS said it could expand capacity to 4,000 metric tons per year in the medium term,” Reuters notes.
Eduardo Noronha, JBS USA’s head of value-added business, said the new Bio-Tech plant puts JBS in a unique position to lead the world’s burgeoning lab-grown meat business and ride this wave of innovation.
As Slay News has reported, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is one of the most prominent advocates for lab-grown “meats.”
Gates insists that synthetic “meats” will help tackles so-called “climate change” as it will slash cattle herds and reduce reliance on traditional farming.
However, a major recent study found that lab-grown meat production has a 25 times larger “carbon footprint” than beef.
Bio-Tech Foods co-founder and CEO Iñigo Charola added in a statement: “With the challenges imposed on global supply chains, cultivated protein offers the potential to stabilize food security and global protein production.”
JBS owns a large segment of the U.S. meat-processing industry and some of this lab-grown meat is likely to make its way from Spain to the U.S. and other countries.
U.S. beef cattle herds are currently at their lowest levels since 1962
As a result of the historically low stocks, beef is getting more expensive by the day.
Farmers have slaughtered off much of their herds because they can’t afford to feed them with the rising prices of corn.
Some are even being forced to slaughter their healthy cattle to meet global green agenda goals.
The massive fake-meat factory in Spain is scheduled to go online in mid-2024.
One of the ways these “innovators” are able to grow cultured fake meat so fast is by harnessing the replicating ability of animal cancer cells.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Todd Wilkinson, commenting on the news of JBS’ latest project, told Northern Ag Network that this move is one of the biggest to face the meat industry.
Wilkinson, a South Dakota cattle rancher, said, “We’ll gladly compete against that, but the consumer needs to know at the counter what they’re buying.
“I just don’t want the beef industry to go by way of what happened to milk and lose the ability to identify our product as unique and natural.
“They can say that it’s designed to feed the world, but it’s feeding the world a non-natural product and it’s a product that is going to require more energy to produce and don’t tell me it’s sustainable.”
According to Northern Ag Network, Wilkinson testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate on October 19, 2019.
He explained then how the climate radicals were going to try to destroy the American cattle industry.
Then, after the destruction is well underway, they will come in with their answer to the problem: fake meat.
Wilkinson told the subcommittee that contrary to the claims of some environmental and anti-animal-agriculture activists, “American beef production and consumption is a climate change solution.”
“Climate policies that unfairly target cattle producers fail to recognize the positive role of cattle and beef in a healthy, sustainable food system,” Wilkinson told members of the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.
“Rather than adopting misguided policies that threaten the viability of farmers and ranchers, we want to shift the conversation.”
Northern Ag reported that, in his testimony, Wilkinson discussed the environmental benefits of grazing, and busted myths about the effect of methane on global climate.
“(Grazing) naturally sequesters carbon, a benefit compounded by ruminant grazing,” Wilkinson explained.
“Grazing builds deep root systems in prairie grasses, which improve soil health. Healthy soils retain more water, sequester more carbon, and increase the resiliency of our ranches.”
“Methane emissions from cattle are part of the natural methane cycle,” Wilkinson continued.
“Within 10 years, more than 90 percent of that methane combines with oxygen in the atmosphere and converts to CO2.
“Methane has no long-term impact on climate when emissions and oxidation are in balance.
“And this balance has been maintained for centuries.”