Hybrid food engineered for warfare, space travel

In eatables that could be used during wars or in space, where there’s usually a scarcity of edible food, a new kind of ‘hybrid’ meals can come to the rescue.

Scientists from Korea have created a new recipe wherein they have grown animal muscle (beef) inside grains of rice and they are calling it cultured beef rice.

The researchers plan to commercialize this method and they believe it could offer a more affordable protein alternative with a smaller carbon footprint.

“Imagine obtaining all the nutrients we need from cell-cultured protein rice,” said Sohyeon Park, the first author of the study. “Rice already has a high nutrient level, but adding cells from livestock can further boost it.”

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