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Lab-grown hamburger. Culminating years of research, in 2013, vascular biologist Mark Post at Maastricht University (Netherlands) succeeded in growing the first meat in a petri dish using muscle-specific stem cells from a cow. The project was funded by Google founder Sergey Brin to pioneer a new way to produce meat in order to accommodate the planet's growing population and not perpetuate the compassionless and antibiotic-laden methods of raising cattle. See Google.
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Cultured meat produced in aseptic conditions would not have access to those pathogens," he added.
Gulf News in Dubai quoted Abdul Qahir Qamar of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as saying in-vitro meat "will not be considered meat from live animals, but will be cultured meat.
Hanna Tuomisto, who led the uni research, said: "Simply put, cultured meat is potentially a much more efficient and environmentally friendly way of putting meat on the table.
With Breakout Labs funding, they plan to apply the latest advances in tissue engineering beyond medicine to produce novel consumer biomaterials, including an edible cultured meat prototype that can provide a humane and sustainable source of animal protein to consumers around the world.
Today's GFIA opening ceremony sees keynote speeches from world-renowned innovators Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr Frank Rijsberman, CEO of CGIAR, Dr Mark Post, the scientist behind the Google-funded lab burger, and Andras Forgacs, CEO of Modern Meadow and pioneer of cultured meat and leather.
Breeding animals for meat and leather calls for a huge amount of chemical use, there can be disease and there is also the issue of animal waste disposal, said Andras Forgacs, CEO of Modern Meadow, a company which develops cultured meat and leather.
While foodies grumbled that the PS250,000 "Frankenburger" was not juicy enough, scientists insisted the cultured meat grown from cow stems cells could be on supermarket shelves a decade from now.
Previous grants, announced earlier in the year, have been awarded to companies working on cultured meat, biomarker detection, brain reconstruction, reversible cryopreservation, human cell re-engineering, universal airborne contaminant detection, artificial protein therapeutics, and antimatter-based fuel.
There would be a lot of benefits from cultured meat," Matheny said in a statement.
Cultured meat could also be tailored to be healthier than farm-raised meat, while satisfying the increasing demand for protein by the world's growing population, proponents say.
Hanna Tuomisto, who conducted a study into the relative environmental impacts of various types of meat, including lamb, pork, beef and cultured meat, said lab-grown meat has by far the least impact on the environment.
Removing cholesterol and other elements causing cardio-vascular diseases from meat will be one of the major advantages of cultured meat in a laboratory, Dr Mark Post, Professor of Physiology at Mstricht University, said in an interview at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in the capital.