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Lab-Grown Shrimp’s Price Tag Shows Long Way Ahead to Mass Market

Shiok Meats Shrimp dumplings
Shiok Meats Shrimp dumplings

Photographer: Sharas Clickz/Shiok Meats

For a sense of how far cultivated meat is from reaching supermarket shelves and dinner tables, just take a look at the cost.

Singapore-based Shiok Meats Pte plans to launch its flagship cell-based shrimp in 18 months at about S$50 ($37) a kilogram, Chief Executive Officer Sandhya Sriram said in an interview. That’s roughly double the price of real prawns.