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15 bizarre green inventions

By: Laura Moss on Feb. 25, 2011, 10:35 a.m.

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Lab meat

You get beer from a brewery and bread from a bakery, so developmental biologist Dr. Vladimir Mironov says it’s only logical that we’ll one day get meat from a “carnery.” Mironov has been working to grow meat in a lab for the past decade because he believes that manufactured meat could help solve global food crises. He says this “cultured meat” will one day be sold in grocery stores and come from bioreactors that allow the consumer to design exactly the kind of meat he wants — right down to its taste, texture and amount of fat.