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UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs

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Eldorado

British scientists have joined the race to produce meat grown in the lab rather than reared on the hoof.

Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat.

If the process can be reproduced on an industrial scale, meat lovers might one day be tucking into a slaughter-free supply of "bacon".

At the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47611026

Daily Mail treatment: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6826961/UK-scientists-join-race-lab-grown-meat-Pig-cells-cultured-blades-grass.html

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Soylent Green. :yes:

 

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aztek

World's first lab-grown steak is served up in Israel

The first lab-grown steak has been served up in Israel. Made from cells that were isolated from a cow and grown into a 3-D structure, the steak's creator,Aleph Farms, says it represents a benchmark in cellular meat production.

The steak is said to have the same texture as conventional meat, and it gives off that familiar beef smell when cooking, but its creators say they have to work on refining the taste and thickness. Right now the steak is only 5 mm thick.

The prototype costs $50 for a small strip, but according to Didier Toubia, co-founder and CEO at Aleph Farms, this is good, considering that the first lab-grown beef burger in 2013 cost €250,000 (US $283,500). As Toubia told the Guardian, "The cost would come down as the production process was moved from the lab to a scalable commercial facility." The steak, however, will likely not become commercially available for another three to four years.

https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/first-lab-grown-steak-served-israel.html

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aztek
2 hours ago, Eldorado said:

 

If the process can be reproduced on an industrial scale, meat lovers might one day be tucking into a slaughter-free supply of "bacon".

 

that would change world economies.  unless they also grow skin in labs, cows will still be slaughtered for leather, as well as pigs. 

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