Lab meat heads for the market: A look at the history and future of in-vitro meat


With rapidly increasing research, falling production prices and greater publicity for lab-grown meat, 'in-vitro' technology looks set to come onto the market in the next few years.

Researchers and developers are hoping the introduction of lab-meat on store shelves will signal nothing less than a revolution in the food industry and the way we consume meat.

FoodNavigator looks at the past, present and future of 'cultured' meats.

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