Cannot wait to taste it…
Instead of being raised on a farm or ranch, your meat could soon be grown in petri-dishes in a high-tech laboratory.
An Israeli company called Future Meat Technologies has built its first lab-grown meat plant, in which it plans to use bioreactors to churn out cell-cultured meat for American restaurants.
The company, which is in talks with the FDA and USDA, plans to begin shipping the test-tube meat to the United States by the end of 2022, Bloomberg reports.
Also known as cellular meat, production of the product involves retrieving stem cells from a live animal’s muscles and then “culturing” them in a nutrient-rich liquid.
The clusters of multiplying cells grow around a “scaffold,” which helps the tissue take on a desired shape — nuggets or patties, for example.