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Japanese Startup Gives High School Students Meat-Growing Machines

By Tessa Love

In the quest for more sustainable sources of protein, the emergence of lab-grown meat has gained a lot of attention. Eight companies across the world are working to bring meat grown from stem cells – and without the environmental impact and harm to animals – to your plate in the very near future. 

However, this massive disruption has been slow-going. As Gizmodo put it, so far lab-grown meat is a lot of hype and no consumer product.

"These future foods’ promises are hypothetical, with many claims based on a futurist optimism in line with Silicon Valley’s startup culture," Gizmodo reads. "Cultured meat is still in its research and development phase and must overcome massive hurdles before hitting market. A consumer-ready product does not yet exist and its progress is heavily shrouded by intellectual property claims and sensationalist press."