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Researchers Grow Mice Meat

January 27, 2021 Eric Sorensen
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Researchers Grow Mice Meat
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Researchers Grow Mice Meat
Jan 27, 2021
Eric Sorensen

Researchers from McMaster University in Canada have cultivated a new meat using a method they say offers a more natural flavor and texture than other other alternatives to traditional meat. The first sample was cultivated using cells from mice. 

The researchers make the meat by stacking thin sheets of lab grown muscle and fat cells. It sounds odd, but it's the same technique used to grow tissue used for human transplants; we're just eating it now. 

The sheets of cells are about as thick as a piece of paper. They are grown in culture and then concentrated before being peeled off and stacked or folded together. The sheets bond to one another before the cells die.

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Researchers from McMaster University in Canada have cultivated a new meat using a method they say offers a more natural flavor and texture than other other alternatives to traditional meat. The first sample was cultivated using cells from mice. 

The researchers make the meat by stacking thin sheets of lab grown muscle and fat cells. It sounds odd, but it's the same technique used to grow tissue used for human transplants; we're just eating it now. 

The sheets of cells are about as thick as a piece of paper. They are grown in culture and then concentrated before being peeled off and stacked or folded together. The sheets bond to one another before the cells die.