mad scientistWell here's the latest queasy twist for the legions of food activists warning about the proliferation of factory farming and genetically modified foods: Some scientists are working to grow meat inside of laboratories.
One pioneer in the field is Dr. Vladimir Mironov, a developmental biologist and tissue engineer at the University of South Carolina. He told Reuters' Harriet McLeod that growing "in-vitro" or "cultured" meat may be viewed by many as "disruptive technology," but he sees it as the wave of the future in food cultivation.
"It will be functional, natural, designed food," Mironov told Reuters, while noting that scientists in the Netherlands are pursuing similar research. "How do you want it to taste? You want a little bit of fat, you want pork, you want lamb? We design exactly what you want. We can design texture."Read More »from Scientists working to grow meat in labs