Cultured meat technology is seen as a promising alternative for producing healthier and more sustainable protein.  Chinese researchers say their cell factory method could speed up the growing of meat in a lab. Photo: Shutterstock
Cultured meat technology is seen as a promising alternative for producing healthier and more sustainable protein. Chinese researchers say their cell factory method could speed up the growing of meat in a lab. Photo: Shutterstock
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Chinese scientists say lab-grown meatballs are ready for mass production

  • Researchers from Tsinghua University and Nanjing Agricultural University report their innovation may pave the way for cultured meat to be industrialised
  • They compared their cultured meat with Chinese pork meatballs and found it to be substantially higher in protein and lower in fat