Lab-Grown Meat Could be in Restaurants in 3 Years
You read that correctly - the world's first lab-grown meat could be sold in restaurants in 2021. The Dutch company behind the meat tells KARE11 that they've received the funding to pursue its plans to sell it in restaurants. So many questions, so little time. But why? What does it taste like? What does it look like?
Apparently, the reasoning behind it is environmentally conscious. "Environmentalists have warned that the world's growing appetite for meat isn't sustainable because beef, pork, and poultry require far greater resources than plant-based proteins. Cows in particular also produce large amounts of greenhouse gas that contribute to global warming" - KARE 11.
How is it done? A small sample of cells is taken from a live animal. Those cells are fed with nutrients so that they grow into strands of muscle tissue. That sounds way too scientific for me. I guess I won't be attempting any DIY lab-meat in the future. Yeah, I'll take the lab burger, please. It sounds strange. Clearly, they have some kinks to work out, but I'll try it when it happens. Will you?