Stem Cell Based Lab-Grown Meat Coming Soon to Your Dinner Plate, Nov. 13, 2011

Labeled as ‘cultured meat’ by scientists, new meat grown in laboratory Petri dishes utilizing animal stem cells may soon be coming to a grocery store near you – and perhaps even your dinner plate.

The meat is created using harvested stem cells from leftover animal material found in slaughterhouses. Fed a concoction of sugars, amino acids, lipids, minerals and all other nutrients necessary for the stem cells to grow, the cells begin the transformation into full-fledged Petri dish meat.

At the moment, the meat is also quite unpleasing to the taste buds. As Post continues to tweak the lab-grown meat, he plans to utilize lab-grown fat to enhance flavor.

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Related: The Cultured Meat Blog