The Future of Meat: Grow it in a petri dish!

VitromeatThis is for real.  Scientists in Europe are growing meat in a test tube.  One effort is using pig stem cells to grow muscle tissue in potentially mass quantities.  This pig muscle stuff called "vitro meat" could have better health benefits than traditional meat–you know, the kind that comes from actual living animals. But, what about the taste?  Here is what Wired’s Lakshmi Sandhana wrote:

Taste is another unknown variable. Real meat is more than just cells; it has blood vessels, connective tissue, fat, etc. To get a similar arrangement of cells, lab-grown meat will have to be exercised and stretched the way a real live animal’s flesh would.

Yummy!  Imagine a device that stretches these artificial sheets of meat.

The technology to grow a juicy steak, however, is still a decade or so away. No one has yet figured out how to grow blood vessels within tissue.

Read the whole article in Wired:  Test Tube Meat Nears Dinner Table

Are you game for artificially grown meat!

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

20 comments

  1. The two questions on my mind are:
    Would vegetarians eat it?

    Would it be considered kosher?

  2. The two questions on my mind are:
    Would vegetarians eat it?

    Would it be considered kosher?

  3. The two questions on my mind are:
    Would vegetarians eat it?

    Would it be considered kosher?

  4. The two questions on my mind are:
    Would vegetarians eat it?

    Would it be considered kosher?

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