Scientists to growing meat, without animals

Posted on Sunday, August 14 2005 @ 11:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
An international research team is planning to grow meat directly in a laboratory, by taken cells from animals. The researchers believe our current technology is already able to directly grow processed meat like a chicken nugget.

Using this technology could benefit both humans and the environment.
"With a single cell, you could theoretically produce the world's annual meat supply. And you could do it in a way that's better for the environment and human health.

Growing the meat without the animal could reduce the need to keep millions of animals in cramped conditions and would lessen the damage caused by the meat production to the environment.
The scientists also believe lab-grown meat will possibly be healthier than 'real meat'. More details at BBC.

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