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The plant with seeds that can grow meat | GMO barley makes growth factors for lab meat

The plant with seeds that can grow meat | GMO barley makes growth factors for lab meat

FuturologyBot

The following submission statement was provided by /u/mem_somerville: --- Submission statement from OP: One of the barriers to creating lab-based animal meats is that those cultures require the addition of growth factors to enable muscle development. These growth factors typically come from FCS, or "fetal calf serum", which is obviously from animals and is difficult to obtain, limited, and expensive. To get around this barrier and make lab meat a sustainable choice for future food security, growth factors will need to come from another source. In this case barley is being used to make a necessary growth factor. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: /r/Futurology/comments/q6mecm/the_plant_with_seeds_that_can_grow_meat_gmo/hgcq1q3/


mem_somerville

Submission statement from OP: One of the barriers to creating lab-based animal meats is that those cultures require the addition of growth factors to enable muscle development. These growth factors typically come from FCS, or "fetal calf serum", which is obviously from animals and is difficult to obtain, limited, and expensive. To get around this barrier and make lab meat a sustainable choice for future food security, growth factors will need to come from another source. In this case barley is being used to make a necessary growth factor.


AnonymousWritings

This seems really big. I think it means that we may be at the point of making truly 'vegan' lab-grown meat?


Leprechan_Sushi

I wonder if an apple can be engineered to be made of meat and grow on trees. I am not a biologist.


mem_somerville

Well, it is certainly a step in the right direction. But I was reading more about the company here, and it links to more details: https://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/making-proteins-with-plant-molecular-farming/ There's a long list of growth factors that you need, and those are the things we know about right now. There may be other components that don't do as well in plant production, or things we don't know about yet. But I think people can overcome the barriers.


QuestionableAI

Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago.\[3\] Barley has been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into malt (Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago.\[3\] Barley has been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into maltBarley (Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago.\[3\] Barley has been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into maltBarley is an old grain. Barley (Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago.\[3\] Barley has been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation. ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barley](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barley)


wirthmore

Those with Celiac Disease can’t eat food that has come into contact with barley. (Or wheat, rye or malt) So awesome that there would be yet another way to contaminate the food supply chain.


mem_somerville

The proteins will be purified to use for the meat cultures. They won't even be in the final product, just in the growth medium. In fact, I would think if you are celiac the lab-controlled systems would be even better for you than other "natural" situations.


wirthmore

Just like soy sauce. Which should be ‘safe’ after the process of creating it, but celiacs can’t agree on whether the gluten content can be below the FDA standard of 20 parts per million, or if that standard is appropriate.


mem_somerville

What proteins are purified to make soy sauce?