Americans love chicken.
In fact, it’s the most popular meat in the United States.
Americans eat more than eight billion chickens per year.
But bringing all of that chicken to the dinner table
creates a lot of big problems.
Meat production is bad for the environment
and the welfare of the animals.
Plus, it’s really quite inefficient and unsustainable.
Well, a high-tech food company in California
may have the solution.
In March of this year, Memphis Meats,
a pioneer in the “clean meat movement,”
announced the first chicken meat
grown in a lab from chicken cells.
They invited taste-testers
to sample the chicken in front of the media.
Those who tried it said that it tasted like real chicken,
just a little spongier.
You may have to wait a while
before you see the high-tech chicken in your local supermarket. It’s still extremely expensive to produce.
They estimate that one kilogram costs almost 20,000 dollars.
According to the company that price should come down,
and they plan to release a reasonably priced product by 2021.
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