Lab-grown meat to feed the world, a bit
Would you eat meat grown in a Petri dish? Growing meat in large vats of culture is just one solution proposed in a series of 21 papers published by the Royal Society investigating the issue of food security – all rather timely considering our public forum last week on just this issue, though we focused on what, if any, role the transgenic technologies might play in helping solve this problem.
An overview of the papers was published in the Guardian
The papers are published in the open access journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. The papers cover the agronomic, social and scientific perspectives and add some context to our limited forum on the topic.
Only a bit of yuk factor
And if you are wondering if people really would eat lab-grown meat – check the posts to this very question when some Dutch researchers claimed they had gone someway to making this a reality.
Personally, the primal instinct of wanting to knaw on a bone at a BBQ – fingers were made before forks – is going to be hard to simulate. And can they do steak medium-rare? And can anyone tell me how to spell knaw? I can’t find it in the dictionary