How do you grow meat in a lab?

Resource / How do you grow meat in a lab?

By Juliette Aplin / 26 Aug 2015


Cultured meat, grown in vitro, is made of animal-flesh, but has never been part of a living animal. The process involves taking muscle cells and applying a protein that promotes tissue growth.


In 2013, Cultured Beef, a collaboration of scientists based at Maastricht University, produced the first recognisable meat product created using culturing techniques. This video explains the process they use to produce cultured meat.  

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