Pat Brown wants every piece of meat consumed in the world to be made entirely from plants. He’s going after the carnivores — and the meat industry that serves them red, bloody, marbled meat. Continue reading… “Disrupting the cow: This plant-based burger smells, tastes and bleeds like the real thing”
A burger made with cultured meat.
By 2030, the average person is expected to consume around 45 pounds of meat annually, according to a study from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. That’s a number that rises substantially in the United States. The strain that will put on the planet is extreme, to say the least. But according to developing lab science, soon you can have your burger and eat it too.
If they can grow muscle, can they make meat?
Modern Meadow is a startup based in Brooklyn, New York. They are aiming to commercialize leather and meat products that are not made from slaughtered animals but brewed in cell-culture vats. If it works, and if the market embraces the resulting products, it would lead to vast savings in water, land, and energy use associated with livestock production.
Modern Meadow is developing technology to provide instant meat.
You have probably read about the “Googleburger,” so named because Google’s founder Sergey Brin bankrolled it. Have you heard of Modern Meadow, though? Modern Meadow is developing the technology that will someday in the distant future provide the meat counterpart of instant coffee: instant beef! For now, it is focusing on synthetic meat made with 3D printers.
The Frankenburger will cost $325,000.
The “Frankenburger,” an in vitro meat is about to be served to a select number of guests in London in the United Kingdom during the first week of August. The Frankenburger is synthetic meat grown from harvested cow stem cells. Each consists of 3,000 grain-sized strips of artificially created beef.
Researchers say organic foods are no more nutritious and no less likely to be contaminated.
Are organic fruits and vegetables more nutritious than conventional fruits and vegetables? Maybe — or maybe not.
Scientists at Stanford University have weighed in on the “maybe not” side of the debate after an extensive examination of four decades of research comparing organic and conventional foods.
The first strips of muscle have been grown in a project to develop a new way to produce meat.
Scientists in the Netherlands have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year.
Meatless meals were s a top food trend for 2011.
It may be due to rising prices, concern for the environment or a growing emphasis on health, but Americans are eating less meat.
Scientists create steak from poop.
Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces. (Video)
Customers shopping for meat.
High levels of bacteria in meat commonly found on grocery store shelves have been found by researchers. According to a study released on Friday, more than half of the bacteria is resistant to multiple types of antibiotics.
Meat eating trends have changed quite a bit over time.
The New York Times has created a chart that illustrates changing meat eating habits among Americans over the past century. Chicken, as you can see, is steadily on the rise, whereas lamb (black) eating has dropped to almost nothing…