Abstract: Cellular agriculture is collecting stem cells and growing these cells in growth mediums and bioreactor tanks to produce meat, dairy, eggs, and more. With ongoing challenges with water scarcity and greenhouse gas emissions, cellular agriculture can enhance the efficiency and ethics of producing meat products. Great strides in this field enable the future of food to be lab-grown. This paper covers how cellular agriculture works, the consequences of in-vitro production, and current challenges.
1.0 Challenges of raising livestock
2.0 Introduction to cellular agriculture
2.1 Starter cells
2.2 Myogenesis: cell lines, growth media, scaffolds, bioreactor tanks
3.0 Acellular production
The way we produce dairy is cruel and wasteful.
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I have, and I find them truly captivating.
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