Professor Paul Mozdziak and his team at North Carolina State University are growing turkey breast meat from stem cells. By manipulating stem cells into muscle fibers and cultivating them in a “warm broth” of amino acids and glucose, the cells are able to grow into turkey meat. The stem cells are activated to produce protein and fat cells, which add flavor and succulence to the meat, making it very similar to traditional meat.
Professor Mozdziak believes this is the first step in producing ‘cultured’ poultry, which may one day create an animal-free system that appeals to vegetarians, animal rights activists and environmentalists in addition to representing a less expensive alternative to consumers.
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