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In-Vitro Meat Cookbook Explores the Potential Future of Food (VIDEO)

In-vitro Meat Cookbook Explores the Potential Future of Food (VIDEO)

This year, the world’s first in-vitro (think laboratory grown) hamburger was eaten and taste tested. The New York Times reported that Dr. Mark Post, the Dutch researcher who created the hamburger at the University of Maastricht, says, “that lab-made meat could provide high-quality protein for the world’s growing population while avoiding most of the environmental and animal-welfare issues related to conventional livestock production.”

To make the idea of lab grown meat more appealing to the masses, Koert van Mensvoort, the head of the Next Nature Lab at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, along with a group of researchers, writers, and students came together to make the In Vitro Meat Cookbook, a compilation of over 50 futuristic recipes that take a look at the future of meat.

Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of lab grown meat, when others say our current methods of raising animals for meat are just as “out there.” Van Mensvoort explains, “People assume in vitro meat is totally artificial, and they don’t want to eat it because of that…But then they walk into a supermarket and buy meat cubes, Spam, all kinds of things which are, in my view, also artificial, weird, modernistic meat products,” reports Wired.com.

Take a look at the video and check out some of the creative ideas that are included in the cookbook. If you think it’s a cool project, you can help fund it through Indiegogo!

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8 comments on “In-Vitro Meat Cookbook Explores the Potential Future of Food (VIDEO)”

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Charlie Cat
4 Years Ago

This makes me want a carrot.

Lisa Dempnock Maxfield
4 Years Ago

Okay...... NO!!!!!

Diane Malpass
4 Years Ago

Just don't eat meat! I don't even like the word 'meat' YUK!

Nickie Shintani
4 Years Ago

it's a waste of money and resources, that's what it is. and even if it's more ethically sound, it will will still have high saturated fat and cholesterol and no protein and nutritionally inferior to whole, plant based foods.

Christen Mestre
4 Years Ago

why call it meat if it's born in the lab? Gross either way. Seems almost tongue in cheek.

Sandra Rbex
4 Years Ago

Going against mother nature & what are bodies are meant to digest is dangerous to say the least.

Daniel Stackhouse
4 Years Ago

Sounds like a huge waste of energy. Are veggies not tasty enough? Even the thought of eating flesh is revolting, why bother with anything close to the real thing?

Galia Sanchez
4 Years Ago

Too weird. I won't eat this so called meat.


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