Semi-Living Food

By: Alex Covert - Published:   Updated: Jun 7 2011 • References: tca.uwa.edu.au and tfot.info
This may look like a preschooler's art project but, it is in fact a hunk of meat. Well, not meat exactly but, not... not meat, either. Scientists in Australia have created a 'semi-living' food. This project uses a tissue engineering technique to grow cells from living animals into bodyless animal parts. I can't see vegetarians or meat-eaters wanting to chow down on this non-animal entree.

Implications - The idea of creating this type of meat came about as a way to develop meat without actually having to hurt and kill an animal. Although creating the meat was successful, the Australian scientists still need to figure out a way to make the meal look more presentable.