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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:03 AM

First meat grown in space lab 248 miles from Earth


Israeli company successfully cultures bovine cells on International Space Station

Rebecca Smithers
Mon 7 Oct 2019 09.30 EDT

Lab-grown meat has been successfully cultured in space for the first time.

The Israeli food technology startup Aleph Farms grew the meat on the International Space Station, 248 miles (399 km) away from any natural resources.

Bovine cells were harvested on Earth and taken to space, where they were grown into small-scale muscle tissue using a 3D bioprinter. The method relies on mimicking a natural process of muscle-tissue regeneration occurring inside a cow’s body.

The experiment took place on 26 September on the Russian segment of the space station, and involved the assembly of small-scale muscle tissue in a 3D bioprinter under controlled microgravity conditions. In future the technique could be used to provide meat for people living on the space station.

The development marks a further step forward for a nascent industry that aims to provide people with real meat without the environmental impact and welfare problems of intensive livestock production.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/07/wheres-the-beef-248-miles-up-as-first-meat-is-grown-in-a-space-lab

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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:02 AM

1. Space meat? Nope. No, no, no, no, nope, no, no...

I understand the need, or at least desire, for animal protein on places like Mars without pastureland, but this just seems too creepy.



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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 06:37 AM

2. Are they trying to counter plant based substitute meat products? The anti vegetarian pro meat meme

 

is that plant based substitute meat products are processed.

Well duh!

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