Meat production is expensive and environmentally unfriendly. Could vegetarian meat be an alternative? Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging, the IVV in Freising, are working on ways to make meat from plants.
Newsy (Feb. 20, 2015) A new report from nutritional experts says Americans eat too much meat. But there could be big agricultural problems if demand for meat decreases.
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AFP (Aug. 22, 2013) Cattle-ranching has been the key driver for deforestation in Brazil, responsible for 80 percent of the cleared lands. But in the municipality of Sao Felix do Xingu which has had the biggest drop in ... watch video
AP (Aug. 5, 2013) The world's first test tube burger was cooked and eaten in a demonstration of "cultured beef" technology. Volunteers said it lacked flavor, but its developer hopes lab-grown meat can help the ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 5, 2013) Scientists on Monday unveiled the world's first lab-grown beef burger, serving it up to volunteers in London in what they hope is the start of a food revolution. The five ounce patty, which cost more ... watch video
Howdini (Mar. 22, 2013) For all those children and parents out there who want a delicious burger without the red meat, this one's for you! Chef and author Catherine McCord shows you how to make eggplant burgers that are ... watch video
CBC (Apr. 22, 2013) A unique flower at the Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory, called Putrella or more commonly the corpse flower, bloomed overnight and is emitting a foul odour some describe as like rotting ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 5, 2013) A slice of history is served up as the world's first test-tube burger, made from lab-grown meat, is cooked and eaten in London. Hayley Platt asks if artificial food will be the answer to food ... watch video
May 21, 2015 A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun ... read more
May 22, 2015 Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or ... read more
May 21, 2015 Bacteria that live in the guts of cicadas have split into many separate but interdependent species in a strange evolutionary phenomenon that leaves them reliant on a bloated ... read more
Mar. 6, 2012 It looks like a cutlet, it's juicy and fibrous like a cutlet, and it even chews with the consistency of a real cutlet -- but the ingredients are 100 percent vegetable. Researchers are using a ... read more
July 14, 2011 Meat grown using tissue engineering techniques, so-called 'cultured meat', would generate up to 96% lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally produced meat, according to a new ... read more
Jan. 7, 2011 Insects produce much smaller quantities of greenhouse gases per kilogram of meat than cattle and pigs. Insect meat could therefore form an alternative to more conventional types of ... read more
Jan. 3, 2011 Food should be delicious, healthy and sustainably produced. Researchers are working on new methods to use as many parts of plants as possible for nutrition. In the future, vegetable ingredients could ... read more