Meet the Scientists Trying to Grow Meat in a Petri Dish
Chief among them is the cost--much too much right now, with not enough grown to justify the costs. Nevertheless, these scientists point out that investment right now will save us much in resources in the future.
A more crucial factor, however, is what one scientists deems the "yuck response"--the idea that the general populace won't accept lab-grown meat that never came from a slaughtered animal. But another makes a perfect, if sad point: "We are far from what we eat...When we're eating a hamburger, we don't think, 'I'm eating a dead cow.' And when people are already so far from what they eat, it's not too hard to see them accepting cultured meat."
What a wonderful world! Anyhoo, great article--give it a glance!
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