Eventually we'll be able to surpass the need to grow whole chickens entirely - growing a complex organism like an entire chicken just for the muscle tissue is wasteful. Why not simply grow the same muscle tissue from cells?
Cultured Chicken Meat
Tel Aviv University bioengineer Amit Gefen has been tasked with determining the strategies, challenges, and solution of growing a cultured chicken breast; he intends to start with one cell and allow it to multiply into a whole piece.
The Meat of the Future: How Lab-Grown Meat Is Made
The future of meat is cheaper, faster and more environmentally friendly. It will also be grown in a lab. Welcome to the (near) future.
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Cultured beef for food-security and the environment: Mark Post at TEDxMaastricht
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