Growing pork without the pig
Another item from the "Ick" files...
UTRECHT, The Netherlands — Dutch researchers are trying to grow pork in a laboratory with the goal of feeding millions without the need to raise and slaughter animals.
"We're trying to make meat without having to kill animals," Bernard Roelen, a veterinary science professor at Utrecht University, said in an interview.
Although it is in its early stages, the idea is to replace harvesting meat from livestock with a process that eliminates the need for animal feed, transport, land use and the methane expelled by animals, which all hurt the environment, he said.
It's like a page from the novel Oryx and Crake by Margaret Attwood