Lab-Grown Beef Has Arrived!
Stashed in: World Hunger
Solution for world hunger?
It's a possibility. I guess it will depend on whether we can bring down the cost to be cheaper than tending and processing live animals.
My question is: How does it taste?
Apparently it tastes rather flavorless b/c there isn't any fat in the burger... which made it occur to me: that lab grown fat is probably more valuable in the marketplace than lab grown protein/muscle since there are so many more uses for oils.
Hm...good point, Jason. If we can produce the oils cheaply, that could be a source of alternative fuel.
I'm thinking more about french fries and chicken, actually. The main reason horribly-bad-for-you vegetable oils are ubiquitous in pre-prepared food is the higher cost of beef tallow, butter and lard. "Going Paleo" just isn't feasible at scale currently in a world which enjoys convenience.
I do agree with you that synthetic fats could be highly lucrative.