In August 2013, the first lab-grown
Andras Forgacs, CEO and co-founder of Modern Meadow, explains the process of biofabrication and asks an interesting question: “What if, instead of starting with a complex, sentient animal, we started with what the tissues are made of, the basic unit of life, the cell?” Biofabrication, he says, signals the rise of a new industry that is both sustainable and humane and could radically change a society and environment shaped by the consumption of animals.
The new biofabrication rises new interesting questions… Would printed meat circumvent religious dietary rulings? Would it be considered Kosher or Halal? And how about vegetarians? How might they feel about a new dietary prospect? Would you eat 3D printed meat?