PM Benjamin Netanyahu (c) visits Steakholder Foods, Apr. 19, 2023. (Haim Zach/GPO) (Haim Zach/GPO)
Netanyahu Steakholder

The Israeli government is assisting  companies in moving forward in order to maintain and develop a technological lead, the prime minister said.

By United with Israel Staff

On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Steakholder Foods, a start-up company that produces cultured meat – real meat that does not come from animals.

During the visit, cultured fish was printed, a world first.

The Prime Minister tasted the cultured fish and meat and toured among the various printers. It takes just one minute to “print” the food.

“Today we ate fish that was produced without fish and meat that was produced without cattle. This is a global revolution,” he said.

His smile indicated that he was pleased with the creation.

Israel is a global leader in research and initiatives in the field of alternative protein, and in order to make certain that Is a leader in this field, Steakholder Foods will soon receive a permit to produce alternative milk, the company stated.

The Israeli government is working to help companies move forward in order to maintain and develop a technological lead, Netanyahu said.

“Israel is a global leader in the field of alternative protein and we will see to it that we continue to lead. Soon we will have new permits and new heights that will change the world.”

Accompanying the prime minister, among others, were Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis, Science and Technology Ministry Director General Gad Arieli, and Health Ministry Director General Moshe Bar Siman Tov.