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We are creating the meat of the future.

We are the first registered manufacturer of cultured dog and cat food worldwide.

We are developing cultured meat for human consumption.

Bene Meat Team (letters on the grass)

At Bene Meat we work on changing the future of meat – meat without the need of killing animals or destroying the planet; meat that is healthy and accessible to all for an acceptable cost. We are developing the technology for cultivated meat production without the use of animal components. Our starting project is beef and we plan to later add pork, chicken and other types.

Bene Meat Technologies is a Czech start-up focused on the research and development of the technology for cultivated meat on an industrial scale. We have an international team of both young and experienced scientists; we cooperate closely with renowned institutions and are open to extensive contact and collaboration with all supporters.


Conventional industrial farming of animals brings negative externalities such as the production of greenhouse gases, excessive water consumption, using up massive areas of agricultural land and its degradation.


Cultivated meat production is compact and much more efficient than conventional farming. The proteins necessary to produce 1 kilogram of cultured meat can be cultivated on an area multiple times smaller than what animals need to convert plants into protein; and without the negative externalities.


Conventional industrial farming of animals brings some health risks. Animals are often fed antibiotics, hormones and antiparasitics. It is believed that these factors can contribute to civilization diseases. 


Cultivation in vitro is a process where every task in the production is identified and controlled and is impossible to change. Health safety is the condition for approval of such industrial production. You have full control over your diet and you know what you’re eating.


Every 9th inhabitant of this planet suffers from malnutrition. Animal protein is vital to the healthy development of human organism and it is difficult to simply substitute that with plant-based diet.


Production of meat in vitro will end the hardship of those who cannot afford a fully-balanced nutritious diet.


From an ethical point of view, breeding of animals is problematic not only because of the industrial slaughter, but also because of the living conditions during their farming that is very much “high-value, low-maintenance” oriented.


Meat made from animal cells cultivated in vitro will enable putting an end to the unnecessary suffering of animals in conventional farms.


Dog salivating over Bene Meat

Thanks to the registration in the European Feed Materials Register, we are the first company in the world that can produce and sell cultured meat for pet food purposes.

The pet food of the future will be full of pure, high quality animal protein thanks to cultured meat, while not a single animal will need to die to produce it. Owners and producers will no longer have to compromise on taste, nutrition and quality.

Pet food producers will appreciate the controllable production, the purity of the final product and the ability to use it for any type of end product.

We are currently completing the construction of our first production line. We are working with feed manufacturers to bring our first product to the European market in 2024. If you are interested in cooperation on manufacturing pet food, please contact us

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First – our team is truly motivated. This helps to minimize stereotypical thinking and promotes originality. Second – we function slightly differently than other research teams. There is no rigid structure or hierarchy. People work on topics they are interested in and feel passionate about, everyone is a boss if they are correct. The boss is not some grey-haired scientist telling everyone else what to do. And the fact of that our team involves people from different countries also opens doors to different approaches. And third – we move forward in parallel within all areas involved with cultivated meat technology, we are not trying to solve A and only than B. 

If we did not believe that we can achieve the cultivation without the use of animal products, we would never start it in the first place. The meaningfulness of cultivated meat is of course based on the fact that it will not involve animal products.

Economically sensible production is one where there exist buyers. If the question is meant more like when will cultivated meat be sold for a price comparable to meat from conventional farms, then that depends on many factors. Whole new industry is being formed which will require a new supply chain infrastructure that is non-existent today. For example, medias and proteins used for cell cultivation are now made on a scale corresponding to laboratory experiments. In the case of industrial scale cultivated meat production a great deal more will be needed, and it is quite difficult to foresee how it will affect the price. We anticipate that the substitution of conventional meat for cultivated meat will happen within the horizon of 3 to 10 years.  

The problem is not conventional meat per-se, but its current industrialised production. We do not like how the animals are treated like things and that we are not sure what we are eating. You can feed the animal anything, they will always survive somehow. Take for example the mad cow disease. Those cows were not fed any bio farmer’s hay but leftovers from their relatives. If it were not for the disease this would continue till today. Which consumer can say they know safely what the animal they are eating was fed? 

This is not feasible. If all beef farmed today was farmed on bio farms, the area they would need for feeding would correspond to the African continent. Bio farming can only satisfy fraction of meat demand.

Meat contains proteins necessary for our body. Even though you can replace these by a carefully chosen plant based diet, it is not an easy task. We will not decide for people what they should eat, we just want to offer them an alternative

Cultivated meat will not be a meat substitute, unlike plant based products, but rather a full-fledged alternative. A healthier one, because the process will be controllable and controlled. We don’t want to offer a meat replacement to people, we want to replace the animals, which are suffering to produce meat on industrial scale.

The production of pet food is energy and environmentally intensive. We want to offer pet food producers a technology that will allow them to obtain the key ingredients of their feed in a bioreactor, economically, efficiently, humanely, with constant quality and without having to rely on suppliers. Technological and economic calculations have shown that pet food can be a more attractive initial product than meat for human consumption.


Roman Kříž
Roman Kříž (CEO)
Jiří Janoušek
Jiří Janoušek (team leader)

An international team of more than 80 scientists.

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