04 Jun '12, 5am

“@UberFacts: Scientists have found a way to "grow" bacon from stem cells.

PETRI DISH PORK: Scientists say the texture and flavor isn't quite like the real thing ... not yet anyway. (Photo: SixyBeast /Flickr) In an effort to make meat production more humane, alleviate hunger and help curb global warming , Dutch researchers have developed a way to grow edible meat in the laboratory from the stem cells of pigs. Although the lab-grown strips of meat don't yet taste or look much like pork (researchers say it has the consistency and feel of scallop), the ramifications for the new technology on the world's food supply could be significant. "If we took the stem cells from one pig and multiplied it by a factor of a million, we would need one million fewer pigs to get the same amount of meat," said Mark Post, a biologist at Maastricht University involved in the project. That means the technology could provide food for more people while making the slaughte...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/storie...

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  1. 05 Jun '12, 7am

    Hurry up with that, that would be a great substitute from eating slaughtered pork!
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