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Biofabricating Meat: No Animal Slaughter

In this TED Talk, Andras Forgacs talks about the notion of using animal cells to produce meat (and Leather) instead of breeding and killing so many animals. Basically, this process known as biofabrication works by performing a biopsy to safely extract cells from an animal, growing the cells, making them produce collagen and then spreading the cells and their collagen to form different shapes – or in the case of making leather, forming sheets. Biofabrication has already proven to be a viable process for creating fleshy body parts in the medical field, so it is a reasonable step to making meat products.

Do you see any substantial benefits (or setbacks) to biofabricating meat?