Meat grown in a lab from stem cells --synthetic meat-- is now referred to as Cellular Agriculture and it is closer than you think. Especially if companies like Memphis Meats have anything to say about it.
Cellular Agriculture now applies to all proteins. Dairy and eggs included. Fat content and type of fat can and will be be manipulated to our great benefit. And the taste and texture? You will not be able to tell the difference.
The first lab grown burger was introduced in 2013. This original synthetic $330,000.00 lab grown hamburger is expected to slash its price to $11.00 burger soon. What seems odd today will be commonplace in a few short years. The one looming issue that is worker displacement. Millions of jobs will be disrupted. The same will be true in the trucking and delivery industries with the incoming driverless cars. Big changes are in the wind.
Cellular Agriculture's efficiency is going to overshadow wasteful and polluting traditional meat production methods quickly. The first synthetic meats are predicted to hit supermarket shelves in 5 years. The positive effects this will have on greenhouse gas emissions, water allocation, grain production, factory farm cruelty, and human health will be nothing short of revolutionary.