February 29, 2012
Dr. Mark Post of Eindhoven University in the Netherlands hopes to produce meat in factories, The Economist reports.
He derives stem cells from cattle muscle,which are then multiplied a millionfold before they are put in Petri dishes and allowed to turn into muscle cells.
He plant to scale the process up by growing the cells on small spheres floating in tanks. Ultimately, he will use scaffolds made of… read more