Soon, We'll Have to Grow Meat in Vats: Scientists
Brave new measures may be needed to feed population
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2010 12:43 PM CDT
Updated Aug 21, 2010 7:00 PM CDT
In 2050, your beef may not come from Iowa cattle anymore...   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – The global population is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050, and some of the world's leading scientists say that one of the best ways to feed so many people is to grow artificial meat in vats. Though other ideas were presented in a set of 21 newly published papers, like pushing to reduce the 30% to 40% of food that is wasted worldwide, this not-exactly-appetizing one is "perfectly feasible" from "a technological point of view," said the report.

Though the public may be slow to warm to in-vitro meat, the paper claims that the cultured meat could be healthier and more hygienic than regular meat, and could help reduce the amount of methane produced by livestock. CBC News notes that another decade of research is still needed.

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Aug 23, 2010 2:24 AM CDT
I don't fucking mind. Make my meat in vats if you need to. Most stuff is pretty processed anyway so as long as it looks alright I don't care
Aug 22, 2010 6:32 PM CDT
the revolution id shortage..climate in the hands of the top 5-10 of americans (like Rome before the fall)..and so on
Aug 22, 2010 4:10 PM CDT
more food >more people more food >more people more food >more people anyone else seeing a cyclic pattern here?