Australian scientists leading lab grown meat research can directly assist our own food industry
Australian scientists now want their own “steak” in the game, but the rapid pace the industry is progressing has upset the global livestock sector, who worry their industry is facing a new rival.
Lab grown meat 100 years in the making now a ‘decade away’
When former British prime minister Winston Churchill wrote of an imagined future, he predicted meat grown in laboratories would help feed the world.
“We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium,” he wrote in his 1931 article Fifty Years Hence.
His prediction was only about 30 years off, but while scientists have successfully been growing meat in a lab since 2013, it’s still not commercially available.