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do we have to feed animals to other animals?

huffington post • 12/14/2017

"The ability to produce real meat without harming animals has already been achieved. Cultured meat is made from a one time draw of stem cells. The stem cells are then replicated in a laboratory and grown in an animal-free medium to produce real meat from animals without killing... Technology will revolutionize—and spare—the lives of billions of animals each and every year."

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This Start-Up Wants Your Dog to Eat Lab-Grown Meat

vice uk • 12/04/2017

"Responding to the problem of vague ingredient lists and unethically sourced meat in pet foods, Colorado-based company Bond Pet Foods hopes to introduce lab-grown meats to the cat and dog food market. Founded by former advertising executive Rich Kelleman, the company aims to provide ethical food for pets, without leaving them malnourished."

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startup to make lab-grown meat for cats

vegnews • 12/05/2017

"New food technology company Bond Pet Foods recently launched with the mission to replace meat in the diets of obligate carnivores—such as companion cats—with cultured meat (also known as “clean meat”) grown from animal cells in a lab setting... Bond Pet's consultant and “pet food” industry expert Ryan Yamka said that the company’s focus on animal food is a large opportunity given current trends." 

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startup plans to make 'clean meat' to feed companion animals

plant based news • 12/05/2017

"Kelleman sees his product as a solution to numerous issues, saying that under lab conditions, food can be specifically tailored to meet the requirements of specific breeds. He added: "I think the other benefit to approaching it and making food in this way…is that we can also potentially mitigate a lot of the safety issues that plague the industry right now."

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dan murphy: faux food for fido

drovers • 12/05/2017

"“Pet food can be filled with all sorts of stuff... such as undeveloped eggs, chicken necks, animal bones and hair, even manure.” Now, anyone who’s ever owned a dog, or watched what they’ll wolf down when they’re hungry, knows that “animal bones and chicken necks” are like chocolate and caviar to a canine. For pet owners who flinch at that thought, the question is, what do you think dogs and their kin eat in the wild?"

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A startup in Colorado is making cell-cultured meat for pets

los angeles times • 12/04/2017

"Bond Pets is still in the planning stages of creating clean meat for furry friends, but pet food industry consultant Ryan Yamka told Quartz that the product might arrive soon. 'It wouldn't be unheard of to see it in the market in a couple years,' Yamka explained. 'If you walked down the aisles this year at the trade shows, you already see people talking about humanely raised and sustainable [pet food].'"

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“CRUELTY FREE” DOG FOOD GROWN IN LABS COULD BE ON SHELVES WITHIN 2 YEARS

live kindly • 12/01/2017

"Dogs and cats everywhere, rejoice. Bond Pets, a Colorado-based startup, has its eyes set on bringing lab-grown, clean protein to pets nationwide. Described as “Pet food made from real animal protein, without the animal,” Bond Pets is an entirely new breed of food hoping to make mealtime extra special for cats and dogs."

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now even your pets may be able to eat lab-grown meat

green matters • 12/01/2017

"As we race toward a future full of high-tech, lab-grown meats in place of the environmentally unsound animal protein industry, a new startup wants to extend this offering to our furry friends, too. Bond Pet Foods was founded by former advertising executive Rich Kelleman after he struggled to find a healthy pet food brand with a transparent ingredients list."

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Start-up Wants to Make Lab-Grown Meat for Pets

grub street • 12/01/2017

"Here’s a way to never worry if your company’s in vitro meat tastes too fake: Feed it to pets! A new start-up in Colorado is trying to hook America’s domesticated animals up with their own high-tech, lab-grown proteins."

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A pet-food company wants to make cell-cultured meats for dogs and cats

quartz • 11/30/2017

"If Bond Pets can offer a new type of meaty food that never involves slaughter and is advertised as having a smaller environmental footprint, a market likely exists. And since production of cell-cultured meat happens in tightly controlled bioreactors, Kelleman it can be tailored for specific species and breeds of animals."