The concept of grow-your-own human meat raises ethical questions about the lab-grown meat industry and this is exactly what Ouroboros Steak project wishes to highlight—more specifically, that the lab-grown industry still relies on fetal bovine serum as a protein-rich growth supplement.
Late last year, a group of American scientists and designers broke the boundaries of the cell-based meat model by proposing a concept for grow-your-own human meat that can be made at home. All you need is human cells and blood. The project resulted in bite-sized pieces of meat that were on display at the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition. In order to make the Ouroboros Steak, the creatives and scientists used "their own cells, which are harvested from the inside of their cheek and fed serum derived from expired, donated blood."
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