One of the serious challenges that cultivated (or lab-grown) meat has to overcome is finding affordable and readily available raw materials. Although some are easily scalable, like sugar and amino acids, more complex materials likely require a new industry of their own, or innovation from old industries. For example, the industrial-enzymes industry can mass produce food-grade insulin needed for cell growth, while farmers can provide the cells being used to grow the meat in the lab.
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Kai Cheng’s professor had a brilliant scheme. In his first lecture, he promised that each lecture would feature a “Lie of the Day”. But why? It made his students more attentive and analytical, poring over every detail of his lecture and making sense of why things were true. It was such a powerful teaching method that his students digested his most technical lectures quite easily because they tried so hard to catch his lie. The kicker? There was no lie in that first lecture; he had lied about that too! Read full article here