Lab-grown meat is a genetically engineered product that uses biotechnology. But is it healthier than meat reared from livestock?
Lab-grown meat, which can also be referred to as cultivated or cultured meat, is real meat that”s grown directly from animal cells.
According to Eric Schuzle, the vice-president of product and regulation at UPSIDE Foods (opens in new tab), these products are “real meat, made without the need to raise and slaughter animals.”
Cultivated meat may sound like a thing of the future, but it’s closer to reaching supermarket shelves than you might think. In fact, the first piece of lab-grown meat hit the world stage in 2013 when a team at the University of Maastricht presented the first hamburger produced by bovine stem cells. At the time, this original burger cost more than $300,000 to create. Read more…