While it can be questioned if humans are supposed to eat meat at all, seeing that they lived on plant-based diets until 2.600.000 years ago, it was not until 1860 the bio industry came into existence. Although lab-grown meat is not on the market yet, there are many experiments performed throughout western Europe to replace animal meat by lab-grown meat. The reason for this is that lab-grown meat does not include animal harm and environmental pollution, in contrast to the meat one can buy in the supermarket. The problem with lab-grown meat however, is that it is blander in taste and paler in colour. As long as food does not look reliable or tastes familiar, consumers are not willing to eat it. Despite the advantages of lab-grown meat, it is not sure whether it will ever be available on the market. 'Lab-grown - In Vitro' shows a speculative scenario if lab-grown meat ever does make it onto the market.
Role: personal project
Data: 6-12-2018 exhibited in the gallery of the Royal Academy of Art, as part of the 'Art and Food' exhibition.
Credits: Special thanks to Thalia Hoffman, Moritz Salla and Saskia Risseenw.
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