Dutch food tech company Meatable has revealed it has fine-tuned the technology needed to create cultivated pork products inside eight days, hailing the breakthrough as a “major milestone” towards its mission to produce cultivated meats at commercial scale.

By comparison, it takes farmers around eight months to rear a pig for pork, Meatable said. The company announced today that over the past year it has been working on improving the efficiency of its cultivated meat producing process, while at the same time increasing the amount and quality of the fat and muscle tissue it produces.

As a result, the company said it can now produce “high-quality” cultivated meat which features the right level of fibre formation, protein, and fat accumulation as well as meat flavours inside eight days – which it said marked a “significant reduction” on the process which previously took three weeks.

Meatable said the breakthrough provides its

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