Is Lab Grown Meat Healthy


Consumption of meat has come under a lot of scrutiny recently. Several health experts, vegetarians, and vegans are against the killing of animals to make meat. And even scientists all over the world are obliging by coming up with a highly advanced solution to the so called 'meat problem'. Lab-grown meat or cultured meat may be the future of meat and may negate the killing of animals and lead to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly non-vegetarian society.

Instead of slaughtering animals, scientists will now use animal's stem cells to create meat. Stem cells work as the building blocks of cells and tissues, and by feeding them amino acids and carbohydrates, the muscle cells will be multiplied and grown in the lab.

Once muscle fibers start growing, the result is an artificially created meat that resembles actual meat in terms of appearance, texture, and nutrient profile.

When samples of lab-grown meat was available to the public, it garnered mixed reviews about it. In fact, few of them also said that when they tried cultured meat, it was difficult to differentiate as it tasted as good as real meat. It is true that lab-grown meat is more eco-friendly as compared to regular meat. It is environment-friendly as it eliminates the need for livestock. This can in turn reduce the use of energy by as much as 45%, reduce the use of land by 99%, and produce up to 96% fewer greenhouse gases. With the increase in lab-grown meat, no animals will be harmed or treated unethically. But it is still not confirmed how healthy they are for human consumption.

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