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Growing Meat In The Lab

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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