Jon Stewart calls artificial meat "our greatest achievement yet"


Video courtesy of NY Magazine.

Did you check out Jon Stewart's Daily Show segment about meat grown in labs from pig stem-cells? Some see this artificial meat as a solution to the resource consumption, environmental hazards, and ethical issues associated with eating animal flesh.

But don't start looking for the stuff on supermarket shelves quite yet--practical applications of the technology are still a few years out. And there are still a few challenges with the product's sensory qualities of the stuff: it's said to have the consistency of "soggy pork." In the meantime, we'll stick with bacon.

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