Cultured meat

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Cultured meat, also called synthetic meat, is meat grown in cell culture instead of inside animals.[1] It is a form of cellular agriculture. Cultured meat is produced using many of the same tissue engineering techniques used in regenerative medicine.[2] Up to now the cost to produce cultured meat has been extremely high.[3] The first cultured beef burger patty, created by Dr. Mark Post at Maastricht University, was eaten at a demonstration for the press in London in August 2013.[4]

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  1. Verbeke, Wim (February 2015). "Challenges and prospects for consumer acceptance of cultured meat". Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 14 (2): 285–294. doi:10.1016/S2095-3119(14)60884-4. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. Post, Mark (4 December 2013). "Medical technology to Produce Food". Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 94 (6): 1039–1041. doi:10.1002/jsfa.6474. PMID 24214798. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  3. "The $325,000 Lab-Grown Hamburger Now Costs Less Than $12". Fast Company. April 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. "World's first lab-grown burger is eaten in London". BBC News. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2016.