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What is lab grown meat, and would you eat it?
Imagine eating a hamburger that is in every way identical to the hamburgers you’re used to eating… except that did not come from an animal. While this may sound like science fiction, cultured meats (also known as lab-grown meat, slaughter-free meat, in-vitro meat, or even clean meat!) may be available to the consumers in the next couple of years. In this episode of Risk Bites on “meat 2.0”, Dr. Mariya Vizireanu takes a look at what clean meat is, and what the benefits and risks might be. Written, narrated and produced by Dr. Mariya Vizireanu, Research Associate - Center for the Study of Los Angeles (Loyola Marymount University) The video is part of Risk Bites series on Public Interest Technology - technology in the service of public good. #labmeat #cleanmeat #culturedmeat #risk USEFUL LINKS Burgers grown in a lab are heading to your plate. Will you bite? Washington Post, September 9 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/burgers-grown-in-a-lab-are-heading-to-your-plate-will-you-bite/2018/09/07/1d048720-b060-11e8-a20b-5f4f84429666_story.html Would you eat slaughter-free meat? BBC News, October 15 2018. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45865403 Most Americans will happily try eating lab-grown “clean meat” Fast Company, August 1 2018. https://www.fastcompany.com/90211463/most-americans-will-happily-try-eating-lab-grown-clean-meat Lab-Grown Meat Scientific American, September 14, 2018. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lab-grown-meat/ Lab-grown meat is coming, whether you like it or not. Wired, Feb 16 2018. https://www.wired.com/story/lab-grown-meat/ RISK BITES Risk Bites videos are devised, created and produced by Andrew Maynard, in association with the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society (http://sfis.asu.edu). They focus on issues ranging from risk assessment and evidence-based decision making, to the challenges associated with emerging technologies and opportunities presented by public interest technology. Risk Bites videos are produced under a Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA Backing track: Clap Tap by Brightside Studio. https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/clap-tap Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites
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