Inside the Quest to Make Lab Grown Meat | WIRED

  • Published on Feb 16, 2018
  • Food scientists and startups are trying to make meat more ethically appealing by growing it -- cell by cell -- in a lab instead of on a farm. Even some vegans support so-called "clean" meat. But can lab grown meat overcome the dreaded "yuck factor?"
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  • Yimmiedwina Hanshaw
    Yimmiedwina Hanshaw 2 hours ago

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  • Ethan Dull
    Ethan Dull Day ago

    If you were given the option between two chicken nuggets where they were both the exact same thing, but you had to kill an animal to produce one of them, which would you choose?

    ASVP OVERTIME 3 days ago

    This is sick just not eat meat i can not eat meat in still not eat this lab test.

  • DannyDaDuffyDucking Daffer

    PETA is trash and ms. dumbass peta worker they're not vegan if they eat lab grown MEAT

  • Doraemon Plays
    Doraemon Plays 5 days ago

    now vegans can eat these

  • Wolfy Team
    Wolfy Team 6 days ago

    Why do people hate these? It actually looks really good :)

  • Hard working Canadian citizen

    A Big Big GROSS !!

  • Maria Duran
    Maria Duran 6 days ago

    If we eat cheeetos and God knows all of the producs that we al ready eat that are almost plastic i thik we are willing to eat this, buttt dont complain if further on we have humannn mutantes, just see what GMO food is doing

  • Simon Ghoul
    Simon Ghoul 8 days ago

    I am really hoping they do get something like a chicken leg, or else this is just not a good replacement for *all meat* only chicken nuggets, sausages, and things with no bones
    I don't mind a leg with no bones though, it just has to be the same or similar, I don't want a nugget in the shape of a leg I want a leg

  • Uni Brow
    Uni Brow 10 days ago +2

    As a synthetic person, I find this very offensive.

  • amekanasai
    amekanasai 11 days ago

    I'm not sure how "natural" the meats we are eating currently are either. Probably fed with processed leftovers and hormones / vaccines / chemicals laden to ensure they grow up fat and fast to be slaughtered. As for fruits and vegetables, those going for "all natural" can try the wild strains and let us know. You probably can't even recognize them in the first place.

  • sakurakou2009
    sakurakou2009 12 days ago

    I am afraid they maybe carcinogenic 😟

    • Robert Medak
      Robert Medak 5 days ago

      just as carcinogenic as actual meat. But witouth murder.

  • Slick Pickle
    Slick Pickle 12 days ago +1

    disgusting lab slop is for slaves

  • Stephen Brackin
    Stephen Brackin 15 days ago

    Who cares about assholes who won't try something new? You shouldn't have glorified them with air time. I want clean meat as soon as I can get it.

  • shaniqua johnson
    shaniqua johnson 15 days ago

    Clean Meat.

  • sami sam
    sami sam 16 days ago

    What if they start making flesh with human cell

  • tommy wong
    tommy wong 16 days ago

    Who wants to eat filet... We want the whole fish with the head and tail and skin.

  • Just Larry
    Just Larry 17 days ago +1

    Should it be called “meat” though?

  • Bailey Bonds
    Bailey Bonds 18 days ago +1

    Just did a project on lab grown meat (cultured meat)

  • stephababe2007 2007
    stephababe2007 2007 19 days ago +1

    Gross asf!!! Its not real #fakefood

    • stephababe2007 2007
      stephababe2007 2007 16 days ago +1

      Steampunk Squid uhuh rather that over lab grown tumors though

    • Steampunk Squid
      Steampunk Squid 18 days ago

      stephababe2007 2007 you know what else is gross? normal meat and all the disgusting hormones they inject into the animals.

  • Nara Nova
    Nara Nova 21 day ago

    I really love that idea

  • The Real America
    The Real America 22 days ago +1

    Human meat is next, there's always a dark side to stuff like this.

  • Avmos Llamaford
    Avmos Llamaford 23 days ago

    This is going to kill off the cannibal meat market.

  • •Dark Laxius•
    •Dark Laxius• 25 days ago

    Non cruelty? I don’t understand

  • Hakim
    Hakim 27 days ago +1

    I honestly like the idea. But the more important thing to focus on is if that is healthy to eat and we can have a very stable diet with it :/ also if this meat get a very low price we would say BYE to hunger if the ressources are spread correctly and BYE to animal torture on the long run... in an utopic world.

  • Bogdan Zafiescu
    Bogdan Zafiescu 27 days ago

    maybe we should modify a cow to make a fruit ... something like a tumor ... and when the fruit becomes ripe we cut it off

  • Kristian Thomsen
    Kristian Thomsen 28 days ago +1

    Yeah Science, 🅱️

  • Myrcella Leo
    Myrcella Leo 28 days ago +2


  • deanmullen10
    deanmullen10 29 days ago +1

    Clean meat is the future I believe and I think it'll be the main factor in bringing an end to animal agriculture/slaughterhouses (which might occur over a several decade period). I'll be proud to have been vegan during this time though before clean meat probably takes over 'dirty meat'. I'll be proud to have stood up for what's right, whether people choose to mock and criticize us now and whether the world will even later appreciate our stance or not.

    IOAKIM SAYZ Month ago +1

    Incredible what an effort we take to give meat lovers an alternative that they can live with... stopping animal torture, saving the environment and making people eat healthier just doesn't seem reasonable enough to just not eat meat. Is there no other food on this planet? Will not consuming meat make us so desperate that life is not worth living anymore. I just can't believe how spoilt we are

  • Random Music
    Random Music Month ago

    What is so natural about farming?

  • Daffa Ghozi
    Daffa Ghozi Month ago

    Is this halal?

  • Zero Wing
    Zero Wing Month ago

    Lab meat would be a good alternative for areas that rely on imported meat products. Like Alaska, Antarctica, and islands ect.

  • Bix lov
    Bix lov Month ago +2

    That thing looked like diarreha

  • HiHai Lah dida
    HiHai Lah dida Month ago

    Love how WIRED puts an emphasis on people's reactions towards lab grown meat, while they completely leave out people's reactions on the Impossible meat, even though the concerns about the heavily genetically modified components of the Impossible meat are MUCH more of a concern than real meat. Not pushing an agenda at all...

  • Richard Nunziata
    Richard Nunziata Month ago

    what does it taste like without out cooking...that is the true test and the one people will judge by

  • Louise King
    Louise King Month ago

    Sure glad I wont be here for that. They will find out a decade or so latter what damage it causes. Like all the super Drugs that are safe until later.

  • Chris
    Chris Month ago

    Definitely think this is a great idea that should be made public worldwide, only problem would be to make people realize how great of an idea this is, and considering how dumb and simple minded we are that will definitely be the hardest part, hope that atleast in the next 20 years this has become something more normal.

  • V Ø I D S U G A R
    V Ø I D S U G A R Month ago +1

    Some meat eaters: We should be able to eat whatever we want!
    Same group: How dare you create this burger! You can't just eat whatever you want!

  • MegaAkselerator
    MegaAkselerator Month ago +1

    I'm absolutely sure they will pull this off with time. And I think we can not even imagine how food will look like in 100 years. First it will look like regular food, only its lab grown, then people will start getting creative

  • Valor
    Valor Month ago

    Well,I'll eat it

  • Duke Nukem SLO
    Duke Nukem SLO Month ago

    Honestly i can't wait for this to be available to the consumers

  • Patrick Buzo
    Patrick Buzo Month ago

    lab grown meat is awesome!

  • Alexander Brolin
    Alexander Brolin Month ago

    People eat chicken nuggets and thats more crazy than lab meat

  • Reginald Roberts
    Reginald Roberts 2 months ago

    Give it to vegans and let's see what happen. Lol

  • Thomas. parnell
    Thomas. parnell 2 months ago

    If they can make this a cheap process any future population bomb is diffused I'd imagine the first place will be pioneered will the first Mars colony where taking a herd of cows isn't exactly practical

  • Hyper Carnivore
    Hyper Carnivore 2 months ago

    This sounds like the origin plot for the next zombie flick: “ hordes of vegans infected by a viral contaminant in so-called “ clean “ meat began savagely attacking other humans in their slavering for real food, i.e. meat” oh , wait....

  • Hypercarnivore
    Hypercarnivore 2 months ago +2

    This is a lump of proteins, not meat. Actual meat contains a bunch of vitamins and minerals that can only get in the meat through diet and organs of the animals. There is no vitamin A, B6, B12, C, D, K2 or any minerals in this lump of proteins.

  • Wolfy Team
    Wolfy Team 2 months ago

    It’s 2 am, and I am here, and I’m hungry

  • Xingyang Yu
    Xingyang Yu 2 months ago

    I would love to eat that if it tastes good.

  • ComicalGodandhisBlessed

    Lab grown KFC.

  • Kins 3301
    Kins 3301 2 months ago

    Hello, and welcome to the Dubious Meat Company.

  • Modern Modern
    Modern Modern 2 months ago

    5:46 make an artificial serum; you have advanced so far, that serum is small change compared to other advancements! Just DO It!

  • Madimaad Messi
    Madimaad Messi 2 months ago +1

    10K LIKE!!

  • Mario G
    Mario G 2 months ago

    also why is the reporter talking through out the video like he is disgusted by it??

  • Mario G
    Mario G 2 months ago

    lmao the people interviewed in the beginnig are so stupid dumb and ignorant....

  • Not Today
    Not Today 2 months ago

    This is outstanding!

  • Andrea Calio
    Andrea Calio 2 months ago +2

    Love how they said nobody is even close to producing a steak yet 9 months later the jewish laboratory was able to do it already according to the wsj doc

  • just tired
    just tired 2 months ago

    So... make lab grown blood to use on lab grown meat...

  • just tired
    just tired 2 months ago

    You fuckers produce lab grown Tuna that is flawless, I'm all hands on deck. Not only that, we can eat all lab grown meats without fear of getting parasites.

  • Cool Calm
    Cool Calm 2 months ago +3

    As a vegetarian, I’m looking forward to this!

  • Josh Bergant
    Josh Bergant 2 months ago

    You think flat-earthers and anti-GMO are bad now. The people who will rise up against lab-grown meat will make those other groups pale in comparison.

  • Your main meme
    Your main meme 2 months ago

    you went to what looks like a farmers market to ask people’s opinion about lab meat , people there are already gonna be health freaks so it’s only natural that they would disapprove of it . go somewhere there will be more scientists and you will probably get very different answers

  • Caspear
    Caspear 2 months ago

    all these peeps in the comments not realizing i can choose what i want to eat.

  • Petaltheladybug
    Petaltheladybug 2 months ago

    You need to be growing trees not meat

    • Not Today
      Not Today 2 months ago

      Petaltheladybug If we grow meat we can grow back all the trees we cut down for ranching.

  • Comp OwWoo
    Comp OwWoo 2 months ago +1

    Yeah torturing and housing and slaughtering animals in inhumane conditions is so ewww guys, let’s hate on literal meat that’s grown without all that stuff.

  • TheFettuck
    TheFettuck 2 months ago

    So people still want to eat meat but they don't want kill an organism for it? That doesn't make any sense!

  • legendgb1
    legendgb1 2 months ago

    Cows would go extinct if this technology improves to a whole new level

    • Eva Whyyy
      Eva Whyyy 19 hours ago

      legendgb1 that is true if this works we’d only need about 150 cows to feed the whole population! Although this means cows wouldn’t be necessary it also means better conditions for farm animals and less pollution. Surprisingly animal farming gives off more pollutants than we do using cars everyday.

  • CumminYourPUSSie Gaming

    yes baby cant wait for lab grown meat

  • Beevil
    Beevil 2 months ago

    Do those people realise that natural things are not always good?

  • Krishneel Chand
    Krishneel Chand 2 months ago

    Clean meat ??? will be cancer soon

  • Mike Fani
    Mike Fani 2 months ago +2


  • bila lagi?
    bila lagi? 2 months ago

    I'm 100% don't mind to eat lab made meat. But, what happens to the animal? Are we going to let them overpopulated?

  • The random channel
    The random channel 2 months ago

    Rfid chips and lab grown meat . Ahhh the future not too me tion Mark of the beast being that chip....

  • Vrikkiegikk
    Vrikkiegikk 2 months ago

    This is just amazing, such a genius solution!

  • Sisi Mccsil
    Sisi Mccsil 2 months ago +2

    I love the taste of meat. But the fact I'm actually eating a dead being, that have being killed just for me to eat something pleasant in taste when I don't need it physically, it gross me out, that's why I'm vegetarian. So I'm pretty exited to see this becoming a thing in the next years. If I can afford it, I will definitely do it.

    • Sisi Mccsil
      Sisi Mccsil Month ago +1

      +Ethan Steel Well yes, thank you very much for the information. So what ?
      I don't need meat to live, I, however, need plants, grains and other nutrients that I can only found in plants. I'm not, and don't have to, be grossed out by the fact that I'm eating plants, because I need to.
      Carnivorous need meat to live, so they CAN'T be vegetarian. Human are omnivorous. Means : we CAN eat meat, but we DON'T need to. However, we NEED plants. Moron.

    • Ethan Steel
      Ethan Steel Month ago

      Plants are living things too, moron.

  • elvis manhattan
    elvis manhattan 2 months ago +2

    Now Vegans can eat SOMEWHAT normal !

    • V Ø I D S U G A R
      V Ø I D S U G A R Month ago

      I'm vegetarian and I do it for health reasons as well, so me eating this stuff would be very, very limited.

  • anthony combs
    anthony combs 2 months ago

    I literally just vomited watching this. There's something really wrong with the left.

  • brenda peplow
    brenda peplow 3 months ago

    So do you have to use blood to make it.?

  • chris #7629082
    chris #7629082 3 months ago

    fake meat. you weirdos can eat this pink slime if you like, more real beef and real lamb for me :)

  • mike m
    mike m 3 months ago

    and someone will grow human meat for some stakes....

  • nizcomix
    nizcomix 3 months ago

    my teacher is making me make an argument against this but all of the counter arguments are stupid or invalid.

  • Traceable
    Traceable 3 months ago

    i like the idea of lab meat, it could be made potentially cheaper than regular meat and be genetically modified to be tastier and more filling!

  • Rat-Baby 42069
    Rat-Baby 42069 3 months ago

    "I'm convinced I'm gonna be eating a chicken nugget. This had better behave like chicken nugget in every way, shape, and form, or I'm gonna freak out." That is hilarious out of context.

    WINTER SOLDIER 3 months ago

    Libtards, there hasn't been a recall on Bacon this year.... Just Sayin ....

  • Yaamin Mohmmed
    Yaamin Mohmmed 3 months ago


  • username
    username 3 months ago

    so is this meat kosher or halal ?

  • Frank Van Rensburg
    Frank Van Rensburg 3 months ago

    People have a choice, but selfishly choose the cruel slaughter of an animal over a potentially more healthier alternative. Sadly we Human Beings are being exposed for what we really are - PURE EVIL !!

  • Mr Snak3_
    Mr Snak3_ 3 months ago

    Probably better to aim towards a more minced meat appearance first.

  • LSD-Rick B-172
    LSD-Rick B-172 3 months ago

    I support it 100%

  • every games
    every games 3 months ago

    This is the future no more killing of animals

  • Whole Food Plant-Based Man

    I don't eat meat regardless of its source. All meat is the same. All meat is disgusting.

  • caio tomb
    caio tomb 3 months ago +2

    This is vegans victory!!!!

  • caio tomb
    caio tomb 3 months ago +1

    Respect to science and scientists. Please don't listen to the nay Sayers. This is the future.
    Meat producers must be thinking they will go unemployed but don't worry something will happen for you too

  • Oda Kauffman
    Oda Kauffman 3 months ago

    Guess we'll probably be eating bugs before lab grown meat. No prob. Waiting is the best seasoning

  • Klia Klia
    Klia Klia 3 months ago

    Lab meats will eventually become cheaper(if not several times cheaper) than animal's meats. It will be easier/faster to grow, takes less energy/water/lands.... . If it tastes the same (or 95% same)... then People will buy it, and eat it!...We dont even need to talk about morality aspect. It makes perfect sense! No more killing, great!

  • Gabriel Caballero
    Gabriel Caballero 3 months ago

    What I want to know is the social/economic consequences of this technology. What will happen to all the farmers whose jobs will be outsourced to the labs? What will be of all the rural lands? What will happen when this technology is used by corporations?

  • TakeAGanda
    TakeAGanda 3 months ago +2

    I think it's great!

  • Temple Creations
    Temple Creations 3 months ago

    Haha 🤣 omg! Some people rly are impossible
    “Lets eat meat, its natural in nature to eat animals.”
    “Ok... Lets grow meat in tubes without killing them?”
    “Nooooooo! That’s unnatural!!”
    “....” -_____-

  • Typhoon792
    Typhoon792 3 months ago

    That last comment was highly unwarranted...