Meat, Minus Animals
Long the stuff of science fiction, meat grown in labs is closer to becoming a reality. Scientists are now able to create thin 'slabs' of meat in labs using cells taken from animals. As the world's population and global appetite for meat continue to grow, some see lab-grown meat as a possible way to meet demand. We explore the science behind, and potential uses of, in vitro meat.
In this video from Euronews, Dutch scientist Mark Post discusses his hopes that he will be able to produce the world's first test-tube burger later this year. He says it will look and taste identical to a regular quarter-pounder: