Scientists are developing meat made from test-tubes. Patrick Brown, a molecular biologist at Stanford University claims that meat made from test-tubes that will taste just like meat from animals will be available later this year.
Mark Post a scientist from the Netherlands is planning on growing small lab grown pieces of meat and developing them into a hamburger.
The Huffington Post reports:
Brown began his work several years ago when he decided to focus the rest of his life upon solving the challenge of weaning the world off of animal farming. He described such animal farming as an “inefficient technology millennia old” that also represents “by far the biggest environmental catastrophe” during a press conference held at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver on Feb. 19.
“We can do more good by taking on the simple task of figuring out how to convert cheap, abundant sustainable plant materials into nutrient-dense, protein-rich foods that people deliberately choose to eat based on taste and value,” Brown said, “[Rather] than by coming up with imagining sustainable, renewable energy sources or a car that can run for a thousand miles per gallon.”