[LMB] Sorry, Cordelia! Here, have a real steak.

Pat Mathews MATHEWS55 at msn.com
Sat Sep 25 12:44:41 BST 2021


Title: “Lab-grown meat is supposed to be inevitable. The science tells a different story.”

Humbird likened the process of researching the report to encountering an impenetrable “Wall of No”—his term for the barriers in thermodynamics, cell metabolism, bioreactor design, ingredient costs, facility construction, and other factors that will need to be overcome before cultivated protein can be produced cheaply enough to displace traditional meat.

“And it’s a fractal no,” he told me. “You see the big no, but every big no is made up of a hundred little nos.”

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