By generating strips of meat from stem cells researchers believe they can create a product that is identical to a real burger.
The process of culturing the artificial meat in the lab is so laborious that the finished product, expected to arrive in eight months\’ time, will cost about £220,000 (EUR250,000).
But researchers expect that after producing their first patty they will be able to scale up the process to create affordable artificial meat products.
Mass-producing beef, pork, chicken and lamb in the lab could satisfy the growing global demand for meat – forecast to double within the next 40 years – and dramatically reduce the harm that farming does to the environment.
Because if we don\’t have the animals to produce the shit then we cannot have organic fertilisers.
The very thing which means that we don\’t need to limit ourselves to the low meat diet which organic farming implies (given the land hunger of the technique) is the very thing which make organic farming impossible at any scale.