7 insane ways to eat test tube meat


Published January 09, 2014

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7 insane ways to eat test tube meat

7 insane ways to eat test tube meat

Sometimes the best way to look toward the future is through your stomach.

Magic Meatballs

According to Next Nature Lab, Magic Meatballs are designed to playfully familiarize children with lab-grown meat. The meatballs, made from animal protein and the combination of fats, omega-3s and vitamins, can be customized to make eating test-tube meat fun. Colors and flavors can be added to the meatballs, and some are even designed to crackle in your mouth like Pop Rocks.

Knitted Meat

The folks at Next Nature Lab hope to blur the line between fashion and petri dish meat with their design for Knitted Meat. The group envisions new kitchen appliances that will enable consumers to weave meat according to preset preferences.

“Texture, taste and tenderness can be controlled to create a personal, multisensory eating experience,” reads Next Nature Lab’s website. “Groups of diners can even knit their own sections of a protein scarf, enabling multiple people to share a unique moment.”

Kitchen Meat Incubator

This is basically the Soda Stream of test-tube meat. Rather than purchase your Frankenmeat from a laboratory, you can just whip some up at home. For those who really want to splurge, Next Nature Lab suggests a high-end model of the Kitchen Meat Incubator that would come with a wireless link that allows you to download meat recipes from the Internet or share them with friends.

Meat Fruit

Talk about a combination of sweet and savory. According the Next Nature Lab, with this dish, in vitro technology is used to grow meat structures that precisely mimic those of fruits such as berries, oranges and mangoes.


Meat Paint

Designed for children 5-10 years old, this dish is exactly what it sounds like -- meat in the form of multi-colored paint. Here’s what Next Nature Lab has to say about it: “By painting their own meal, children get more affinity with their food and are therefore more willing to eat it.” Whether the parents will be willing to bake the painting for 15 minutes and then serve it to their child is an entirely different story.

Meat Powder

Need a good way to get your proteins? Try Meat Powder, the “straightforward form of in vitro meat that provides the proteins you need – no more, no less.” Meat Powder can be used in all kinds of recipes. The weirdest: fondue made from meat powder. The folks at Next Nature Lab suggest using that recipe for “special occasions” – perhaps to celebrate the invention of time travel to a future full of in vitro meat.

Rustic In Vitro

For those who like their meat to look like, well, meat, there is the Rustic In Vitro incubator, a way to store the meat in a form that looks familiar, be it in the form of a rabbit, boar or cow.

“Similar to old-fashioned sausages and hams hung to cure in the butcher’s or at home,” reads the recipe. “Rustic In Vitro is grown in a familiar-looking incubator that reminds us of the good old days.”