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 +====== Food Synthesis ======
 +===== Meat & Grain Synthesis =====
 +//"​Fifty years hence, we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium."​ -- Winston Churchill (in 1936)//
 +As the populations of the earth increase, as hunting to farming so food synthesis will improve efficiency and give humans a new skill and capability. In vitro meat, also known as cultured meat, cruelty-free meat, cultured meat as well as the synthesis of grains will be vital to meeting food demands. Several current research projects are growing in vitro meat experimentally,​ although no meat has yet been produced for public consumption. As early as 2008, some scientists claimed that the technology was ready for commercial use and simply needed a company to back it. In February 2012, scientists at Maastricht University announced plans to produce sausage by March 2012 and hamburger by September 2012. Cultured meat is currently prohibitively expensive, but it is anticipated that the cost could be reduced to compete with conventionally obtained meat as technologies and efficiency of mass production evolve. Potentially,​ any animal'​s muscle tissue could be grown through the in vitro process.
 +With the costs of conventional meat farming techniques constantly increasing and an increased demand from a rising world population, in vitro meat may be one of several new technologies needed to maintain food supplies by the year 2050. Conventional meat production may simply become too expensive for the average consumer to support.
 +Some have already rejected the idea of eating synthesized food so quality will be an important factor. There are also some 30 companies doing research or In-Virtro meat, the concept also has economic merit.
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