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6 Feb 2024

Self-Growing Cow Cells Cut Cultured Meat Costs By Half

Researchers have engineered cow muscle cells capable of multiplying without expensive growth substances, potentially reducing [lab-grown meat costs significantly](https://www.newscientist.com/article/2414401-lab-engineered-cow-cells-could-slash-the-cost-of-cultured-meat/). Andrew Stout's team at Tufts University aims to make lab-grown meat more sustainable and cost-effective by eliminating the need for costly culture mediums, which constitute about 90% of production costs. This innovation could make lab-grown meat, already sold in the US and the Netherlands, an even more viable alternative to traditional meat.