Meat grown in a lab might just help save lives.
A team of scientists at The Netherland’s Maastricht University is developing a process that allows them to use stem cells from animals to create meat in lab environments. And it could have significant real-world humanitarian implications: Not only will it potentially be less environmentally taxing to create meat without livestock, but it could also provide communities without access to much meat with a vital source of food. The catch? The first patty cost upwards of $325,000. And while they’re way cheaper now (a little more than $11), we’re still in Whole Foods territory.