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Global Winnipeg: Lab-grown meat has sustainability potential, but a long way off for consumers: food scientist

October 17, 2023 — 

What if you could eat a burger without killing a cow? Lab grown, or cell-cultured meat may be the answer.

“It’s meat produced by taking cells from an animal, and then you grow them in big fermentation vats,” says Jim House, a food sciences professor at the University of Manitoba.

“And then once the cells have grown up and multiplied, you pull them back together and form a meat product, such as a chicken nugget or a chicken cutlet.”

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