Pig cells + horse foetal serum = synthetic sausage. That’s the formula for growing meat in a Petri dish.
And scientists said the world’s first lab-grown sausage – or “pain-free meat” – could be just six months away.
Today, almost 1 billion people are undernourished, the World Bank said. In the Horn of Africa, more than 12 million people in five countries face starvation.
And as the world’s population hits 7 billion at the end of next month and 9.3 billion by 2050, according to United Nations’ projections, the need for additional food sources will become more pressing.
Read More: ‘Pain-free meat’: how synthetic sausages could be on our plates in six months
COMMENT: Instead of looking at GMO food to solve the “manufactured” food shortages, increasing food production would be a logical solution.