We regret to report that there’s a test-tube meatball now

We regret to report that there’s a test-tube meatball now
The real thing -- for now. (Image: Shutterstock)

Test-tube meat is getting closer to leaving the lab and being served on our plates.

Memphis Meats, which grows meat from animal cells, says it hopes to have its animal-free products on the market in three to four years – and has unveiled the first lab-grown meatball to the public.

It is one of several firms developed ‘test tube meats’ that could one day be cheaper and more environmentally friendly to produce than traditional farming. …

Its first line of products will include hot dogs, sausages, burgers and meatballs, which will all use recipes developed by award-winning chefs.

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