希尼爾翻譯公司（www.eacrwc.tw）2016年2月14日了解到：Lab-grown meats are a big
thing now --and getting bigger.
Memphis Meats, a San Francisco startup devoted to creating
lab-grown meat from animal cells, released a video on Tuesday that shows
what it’s calling the “world’s first cultured meatball” getting fried up
in a pan.
“We watched how the meatball reacted in the pan, we heard the
sizzle, we smelled the meat and it was exactly how you would expect a
meatball to smell,” Memphis Meats chief executive Uma Valeti said in the
video. “This is the first time a meatball has ever been cooked with beef
cells that didn’t require a cow to be slaughtered.”
Memphis Meats grows animal muscle tissue using stem cells of cows
and pigs and feeds them oxygen and nutrients, according to the Wall
Street Journal. While there are no animals slaughtered in making the
meats, the firm does use fetal bovine serum from unborn calves’ blood to
initiate the process.
So far, the cells grow in extremely thin layers—which is very
labor intensive and expensive. Now it costs about $18,000 to produce a
pound of Memphis Meats beef--compared to about $4 for store-bought beef.
But the company, founded by three scientists, has been
experimenting growing meat from stem cells harvested from cows, pigs,
and chickens and says it’ll be selling its animal-free products to
high-end customers in three to four years.
There are other startups also racing the produce test-tube meats.
In 2012, Netherlands scientist Mark Post made headlines for his
lab-grown hamburger that came with a whopping $330,000 price tag.
Already production costs are falling and Post in 2014 told the
Huffington Post he’d be able to get his beef down to costs of $11 per