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Scientists use stem cells to produce pork in a laboratory

Call it pork in a petri dish – a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock and help alleviate world hunger.
Dutch scientists have grown pork in the laboratory since 2006, and while they haven’t gotten the texture right or even tasted the meat, they say the technology promises to have widespread implications for the food supply.

“If we took the stem cells from one pig and multiplied it by a factor of a million, we would need 1 million fewer pigs to get the
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