Inside the Quest to Make Lab Grown Meat | WIRED

  • Published on:  2/16/2018
  • Food scientists and startups are trying to make meat more ethically appealing by growing it -- cell by cell -- in a lab instead of on a farm. Even some vegans support so-called "clean" meat. But can lab grown meat overcome the dreaded "yuck factor?"Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.Inside the Quest to Make Lab Grown Meat | WIRED


  • Set- Tes
    Set- Tes a years ago+1061

    A few decades ago it costed hundred thousands of dollar to sequence a genome, today it is a 100 bucks. For lab meat I bet this will be even quicker to develop if there is a strong demand and personnally I would this meat even tho I'm not vegan if it is more eco friendly, I'm all for it.

  • Michael Berthelsen
    Michael Berthelsen a years ago+2647

    "not into lab-made things..." like toothpaste, perfume, cosmetics, vaccines, medicine, ink, petrolium products, metal alloys, need I go on? You couldn't survive without lab-made things in today's world.

  • Phi
    Phi a years ago+25

    No problem with eating cloned meat.
    Lab grown meat: Nah, that's unnatural.

  • Orri
    Orri 10 months ago+65

    normally the following sentence would be a dead meme but:
    Scientists announce meat 2

  • Macke
    Macke 10 months ago+27

    Meat 2, fixed the salmonella bug this time around

  • moosejuice216
    moosejuice216 a years ago+253

    Hey man if it tastes like real meat id be down for it

  • Eek! The Cat
    Eek! The Cat 2 months ago+17

    Wondering if these people ever saw how chicken nuggets are made.

  • Turkey Durke
    Turkey Durke 11 months ago+229

    Honestly I'd rather eat lab meat than the stuff factory farms make. Who cares if it's "unnatural", technically medicine is unnatural and we can't live without those

  • spuspu Absher
    spuspu Absher 10 months ago+131

    oh boy can i not wait for this.

  • Rei Eben
    Rei Eben 10 months ago+116

    We need this technology, we should funds this

  • Hamgerbur
    Hamgerbur a years ago+116

    As long as it tastes good, ill eat anything

  • elliot rat baby
    elliot rat baby 10 months ago+16

    its disappointing how nobody in the comments realized that the people saying it was ‘unnatural’ were probably really cherrypicked

  • Goku17yen
    Goku17yen 10 months ago+80

    As long as its more sustainable and efficient than farming, im for it

  • Clara Miller
    Clara Miller a years ago+24

    I don't understand why so many vegans and vegetarians are against this. Like ik there's the thing about cow blood serum but if they can develop a plant-based one im all for it!

  • Starbucks
    Starbucks a years ago+788

    Was that guy eating chicken nuggets with a knife and fork?

  • ClutchKarma2
    ClutchKarma2 10 months ago+410

    I don't know why everyone thinks this is gross, I'm actually pretty excited.

  • Turkey Durke
    Turkey Durke 11 months ago+20

    Can't wait to taste some lab-grown KFC

  • Jason Howard
    Jason Howard a years ago+69

    You litterally went to a farmers market and are looking for objective oppinions on meats wtf is wrong with you go out to the street or something not to a farmers market

  • linux750
    linux750 4 months ago+6

    I'm picturing large clear vats filled with transparent fluid where blobs of "flesh" are grown, not for cloning an army of soldiers, but to feed a population of civilians.

  • Maltbrew
    Maltbrew a years ago+561

    "I'm not really into lab made things" so, medicine?