They look totally real. Driving past, you’d never suspect they were grown in a lab. But if you stop to offer them a carrot or to take a picture, things become weird. They don’t move.
They aren’t statues. They’re hairy and smelly but they aren’t your sperm-meets-egg cows.
They are the latest innovation in lab-grown beef.
Knowing the public is wary about fake food, the food science industry has developed a way to create a cow-shaped impossible burger. 🍔 They reason that if it looks like real food, people will eat it.
Putting them outside in a field to cure is the final step of the process. It’s revolutionary. There is even a team working on creating impossible manure.
Of course, don’t expect impossible cow at your grocer anytime soon. More refinement is needed. Currently it costs roughly $10,000 per pound to produce one cow which weighs in at about 1500 lbs and of that 1500 lbs only about 100 lbs is edible. So it’s still a bit pricey.
They are also working on the flavor. As you might expect, they taste like chicken.