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Meat without Murder: the Future of Beef and Leather

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Modern Meadow is a company co-founded by Gabor and Andras Forgacs, a father-son team, that produces meat and leather from bovine cells without killing livestock. Instead, meat is grown in a tech incubator in Columbia, Missouri, where Gabor Forgacs heads the biological physics lab at the University of Missouri, known also as Mizzou. Using a 3D printer, living cells are collected, fused together and printed into the desired shape. In this case, little patties and sheets of leather the size of a credit card. Bovine cells are biopsied without harm to the cow. For meat, this means taking cells from… read more