Scientists have finally invented ‘lab-grown’ meat
Recent news broke that scientists have finally invented “slaughter-less meat.” Vegetarians, rejoice! You can finally eat meat without worrying about the animals slaughtered for the meat processing. Instead, the meat is grown in a lab.
Here’s everything we know about this new scientific breakthrough. But we have just one question: would you eat this meat?
Predicted By Winston Churchill
Modern-day scientists have Winston Churchill to thank for the recent scientific invention. In 1931, the British Prime Minister predicted mankind would one day “escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.”
This was an impossible idea in 1931, but the day has finally arrived when scientists successfully grew chicken nuggets from chicken feathers. But in case you’re wondering, it’ll be a while before these “slaughter-less meats” will be available in supermarkets.
So, How Does It Work?
Scientists have been working on growing meat in a laboratory for decades. But they finally mastered it. Scientists at Just, a food company in San Francisco, California, grew actual meat from animal cells. These scientists prefer to describe the meat as cultured, synthetic, in-vitro, lab-grown, and “clean” meat. A protein acts as an enabler for the cells to multiply to grow into edible meat.
And if you’re wondering about the taste, taste testers claimed the meat was just as crisp and flavorsome as other meats you would buy at the grocery store. So, there’s no reason why you should turn your nose up at the suggestion to eat “lab-grown” meat, scientists say.
You’ll Have To Wait
But if you’re looking forward to purchasing this new variation of meat, you’ll have to wait a while. After all, it takes two days to grow one chicken nugget. The meat isn’t commercially available, but Just executive Josh Tetrick guaranteed it could be on restaurant menus and made available in supermarkets by the end of the year.
And if you’re a vegetarian, Tetrick promises this new invention will help eliminate the 70 billion animals slaughtered every year for commercial production. That sounds pretty appetizing to us!