Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Lab Chops: Scientists Create Artificial Pork

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Scientists in the Netherlands managed to create artificial meat using muscle cells extracted from a live pig combined with “a broth of other animal products”, which allowed the muscle cells to multiply and form muscle tissue. Yummy. But the scientists still have quite a ways to go from producing bacon in a petri dish.

plastic-pigs

The artificial meat is described as “soggy pork”: “What we have at the moment is rather like wasted muscle tissue. We need to find ways of improving it by training it and stretching it, but we will get there”, says Mark Post, professor of physiology at Eindhoven University.

Exercising pig muscles when they’re not attached to the rest of the pig? – Quite a stumper indeed. I don’t know how far this experiment is going to go, but if it succeeds this is going to cause drastic changes worldwide. Meat may become cheaper, but at the same time a lot of people could lose their jobs if we don’t need to rely on live animals for meat. Would you eat lab meat?

pic from Room Candy

[via Telegraph via The Presurfer]



Win a 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette

Win a 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette

Armitron Griffy Blue LED Watch

Armitron Griffy Blue LED Watch

PDW A.G. Wilderness Quilt

PDW A.G. Wilderness Quilt

Advertisement
An Eleanor Mustang from “Gone in 60 Seconds” Is for Sale

An Eleanor Mustang from “Gone in 60 Seconds” Is for Sale

This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

Mysterious Heritage Limited Edition Ford Bronco Rumors Surface

Mysterious Heritage Limited Edition Ford Bronco Rumors Surface

Advertisement