• Question: Since they "grew" a burger in a lab, is it possible to grow other foods?

    Asked by lidiadawolf to Stuart on 28 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Stuart Archer

      Stuart Archer answered on 28 Jun 2013:

      In theory, there’s no limit to the sort of things we could grow! The burger was grown from cells taken from live cows, so there’s no reason why we couldn’t take the same process and apply it to any other type of meat. The problem is at the moment that it’s REALLY expensive – the burger they made in the lab cost over £250,000! It’s early days yet, I reckon we’ll see these being grown on a large scale before too long… don’t know how good they’re going to taste though!