Is lab-grown meat the future of food?

A vegan and a meat-eater walk into a restaurant and each order a steak. This may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but it may one day be a common occurrence. Although research is still in the early stages, synthetic meat technology is developing fast, and could soon be in a restaurant near you. So, what exactly is lab-grown meat? Right now, any meat we consume requires the rearing and slaughter of animals. Cultured meat, however, is meat grown from animal cell cultures using tissue engineering technology. The process involves taking donor animal cells, treating them with...

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