This Caviar Is Grown in a Laboratory

Caviar Biotec

Scientists from London-based Caviar Biotec in conjunction with University College London have bioengineered cells from a fish’s egg sac into lab-grown caviar.

Ken Benning, the founder of Caviar Biotec, told the Times that aside from being a more sustainable option, the lab-grown caviar won’t cost as much as natural Beluga caviar. He said that the lab-grown caviar is essentially the same as high-end natural caviar, it’s just grown differently, “We have the exact same cell that turns into caviar and we are growing that in a liquid instead of inside a fish. There are no antibiotics, no killing of fish. It's as simple as that.”