With the world population set to pass 9 billion by 2050, we’re going to need to come up with creative solutions if we still want to eat as much meat as we’re used to. One potential solution is to eat lab-grown meat. Dutch-based scientists, chefs and artists have unveiled “The In Vitro Meat Cookbook,” which includes recipes like roast raptor leg, dodo nuggets and in-vitro oysters. It’s based on the idea that meat can be “grown” in a bioreactor from cells taken from live animals.
“Our aim is not to promote lab-grown meat, nor to predict the future, but to visualise a wide range of possible new dishes and food cultures to help us decide what future we actually want,” said Koert van Mensvoort, one of the scientists working on the project.
The world’s first lab-grown burger was cooked and eaten last year at a news conference in London: