Bioreactors Cultivating the Future of Food

An intro to bioreactors in foodtech: functionality, downfalls, and developing solutions.

Hiral M. Chavre
10 min readOct 30, 2021
Some high-tech bioreactors in use! | Source |

Current food production is not efficient. Animal agriculture accounts for 14.5% of global greenhouse emissions, which is an outrageous amount. Even further, 77% of habitable land is used just to raise and feed livestock.

Many of our global resources are invested into food production with low returns on productivity, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

The future of food is approaching…

New technologies in the food-tech space are constantly being developed, including cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture is the production of animal-based products in a lab. This is done with the proliferation and growth of animal cells that are retrieved from biopsies or existing cell lines and differentiated into the desired type of cells. These cells eventually come together to form meat.

Lab-grown meat has been in the works for a while, with the first cell-based burger made by Mark Post in 2013.

The first cell ag burger EVER! | Source |



Hiral M. Chavre

Hey! 👋 I’m Hiral and I’m a curious 16-year-old diving deep into emerging technologies like cellular agriculture!