Opinion | Non-veg without the violence or the guilt that come with it
Cellular agriculture has the potential to provide high-quality protein. It’s imperative for India to seize this opportunity
Six years ago, the first hamburger produced from lab-grown meat cost around $325,000. The money came from Sergey Brin, one of Google’s co-founders. The “beef" was grown at Mark Post’s laboratory at Maastricht University, the burger cooked by a British chef and consumed by two European food critics. According to one of them, “There is quite some intense taste. It’s close to meat, but it’s not that juicy. The consistency is perfect, but I miss salt and pepper." Today, a kilogram of “cultured meat"—it is no longer called lab-grown meat—costs around $25 and is projected to drop below $10 by next year.