When will we be able to buy lab-grown meat?
In a bid to find an eco-friendly solution, companies have sprung up all around the world aiming to grow real meat in labs. Culturing meat from cells would mean significantly less land dedicated to agricultural farming, with a 99% reduction in land use, according to Dutch brand Mosa Meat.
A conventional quarter pounder hamburger requires up to 5900 litres of water to produce. Lab-grown alternatives could cut that to 236 litres, it said.
The catch is that lab-grown meat is currently a very expensive undertaking. Mosa Meat produced its first cultured hamburger in 2013 at an eyewatering cost of €250,000. So the next challenge is to bring the price down: read more.