Food Technology

In Vitro Celebrity Meat, for Real this Time?

We wrote about Celebrity Cubes for the In Vitro Meat Cookbook assuming that culturing celebrity stem cells for cannibal cuisine was still a long ways off. Well, turns out that one startup is already trying to make artisanal Kayne Salami a reality.

Bitelabs claims to be “100 percent serious in prompting widespread discussion about bioethics, lab-grown meats, and celebrity culture… Making celebrity meat a reality from there will all depend on our ability to build a user-base.”

We’re still not sure if Bitelabs is just a committed hoax, but the technology to make human in vitro meat is certainly available.

Bitelabs’ main issue is the prohibitive cost of lab-grown meat – remember how much Mark Post’s burger cost? – and the fact that many celebrities might be less-than-enthusiastic about donating cells for the sake of good eating.

Celebrity cubes concept dish from the in vitro meat cookbook
Celebrity cubes concept dish from the in vitro meat cookbook

Via Gawker. Photo via Onboardly.

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