Beef without the cattle

Chicken without the egg.

Meat Can be Grown in a Lab

Scientists know that a single muscle cell from a cow or chicken can be isolated and divided into thousands of new muscle cells.

…two techniques that have potential for large scale meat production.

One is to grow the cells in large flat sheets on thin membranes. The sheets of meat would be grown and stretched, then removed from the membranes and stacked on top of one another to increase thickness.

The other method would be to grow the muscle cells on small three-dimensional beads that stretch with small changes in temperature. The mature cells could then be harvested and turned into a processed meat, like nuggets or hamburgers.

via gizmag

And wood without the trees…