Pork fresh from the laboratory

If you have any doubts about genetically altered livestock, you probably don’t want to continue reading. Scientists in Holland have successfully grown meat in a laboratory using cells from a live pig.

The Times reports that this could be a potential solution to the dual issue of pollution and soaring global demand for meat, assuming the kinks get worked out:

So far the scientists have not tasted it, but they believe the breakthrough could lead to sausages and other processed products being made from laboratory meat in as little as five years’ time.

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