http://www.technologyreview.com/news/53 ... rows-meat/What’s the idea behind Modern Meadow?
The company was founded to expand the ideas from biomedical tissue engineering: if we can grow skin, can we make leather? If we can grow muscle, can we make meat? We’ve now done so—and are working with chefs and leather artisans to perfect our materials. We’re a materials company, and our near-term focus is on leather. You want to make sure we have high quality and have achieved the right kind of material, and then develop a process that can scale.
I would totally wear an engineered leather jacket while slicing into a perfectly marbled engineered ribeye.
I have to ask. Could I take a few muscle cells out of my arm, and …
Ah, the Hannibal Lecter question. Could we do it? Of course it could be done. But we take bioethics seriously, and it’s not something we would do. We’re trying to make the idea of meat breweries become normal and appealing. That’s probably not the best way to do it.
A wise business decision. But keep the niche markets in mind.
I imagine Peta is cool with this. Greenpeace will await their master's direction.