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Growing Meat In The Lab

Would you ever eat meat that was grown in a lab? Or, is this food science too out there?

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Soon scientists will be able to create test tube meat.

Here’s an interesting solution to future food shortages: test tube meat.

Vladimir Mironov, a biologist and tissue engineer at the Medical University of South Carolina, has been working to create “cultured” meat in his lab. With shrinking land areas available for farming, Mironov believes test tube meat could help.

Helping The Environment

Another positive of test tube meat cows is creating cows that do not contribute as much to the environment. Cows produce methane gas which depletes the environment.

Would you ever eat meat that was grown in a lab? Or, is this food science too out there?

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Margaret Aprison

Margaret is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications and a minor in Psychology. The daughter of two scientists, Margaret has been surrounded by the subject her entire life. She enjoys social media, writing, television, and, of course, science!

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