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Expert Says Lab-Grown Meat May Be in Stores in Five Years

Lab grown meat is not far off reality.

The cellular meat industry is quickly gaining traction around the world with market research Technavio stating that the global cultured meat market has the potential to grow by over 200 million USD in the next three years.

But the fact of the matter is that the technology is new and little is known about whether or not people are willing to eat meat grown in a lab.

To find out, the University of Guelph is currently conducting a study to understand what consumers and members of the meat supply chain think about the new technology before it ends up on grocery shelves.

“There’s a bit of a yuck factor and uncertainty and hesitancy about something that is very new and complicated,” said Simon Somogyi, director of the Longo’s Food Retail Laboratory and Arrell Chair in the business of food at the U of G.

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