Test Tube Meat: Legit or Un-legit?
The world human population has reached seven billion, and scientists say that the world demand for meat will double by 2050. Meat production is inefficient in that it requires more land than producing crops. I recently read an article on BBC that highlights a new research that allows scientists to create meat from stem cells. This cuts out the need for the slaughter of animals, as well as the need for the inefficient use of agricultural land.
Personally, I enjoy my steaks rare, and my fish raw (sashimi baby!). By producing meat in a lab, rather than in a farm land, it may be possible to create meats in a sterile environment. This will make raw foods more popular, and make Jason Mraz less likely to have stomach viruses.
Perhaps, this is the way to combat famine. What do you think about this idea? Would you ever eat meat that is grown in a lab?