It tastes just like chicken—or beef, or pork

Ever wonder what it takes to produce cultivated meat in a lab? Wonder no more, our infographic breaks it down. Scientists start by taking small samples of animal cells and growing them in a controlled environment. Through manipulation of cell density and shaping techniques, the end product has the potential to replicate all the characteristics of conventional meat—minus the impact on the environment.

Cultivated meat has the potential to replicate the taste, texture, smell, nutritional composition, and appearance of conventional meat.

To read the article, see “Cultivated meat: Out of the lab, into the frying pan,” June 16, 2021.