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Meat the Future

Solving the protein crisis

Humanity has an insatiable hunger for meat. We’re emptying the oceans, turning the rainforest into ranches, and raising animals factory-style to satisfy our appetites. Is there a humane, eco-friendly way to get our protein fix? Along with insect farming and vegetarian substitutes, in vitro meat is a promising solution to the protein crisis. Though still expensive and difficult to produce, lab-grown muscle tissue might one day be a cheap, low-impact way of producing enough meat to feed the world.

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Meat, the Expectations

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As the planet’s population speeds towards 9 billion, it’s becomes impossible to continue consuming meat like we do …

The In Vitro Meat Cookbook

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Watch the intro video for the 'Meat The Future' cookbook, which presents both delicious as well as uncanny lab grown meat recipes to catalyze a conversation on the meat of the future.

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Want Ketchup with those Flies?

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Animal-Free Meat Could Put a Hold on Global Warming

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No Future for Traditional Meat

Alessia Andreotti

We’re standing with Professor Mark Post - father of the In Vitro Hamburger - in front of the three biggest bioreactors …