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Grow Your Own Steak

Paypal billionaire aims to make 3D printed meat a reality.

Artificial, lab-grown steaks that taste and feel just like the real thing could be round the corner thanks to a generous grant from Paypal's co-founder.

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel has backed an American startup to develop its 3D bioprinting technique and create a juicy steak.

Missouri-based Modern Meadow is pitching bioprinted meat as a more green way to satisfy a natural human craving for animal protein.

Paypal's co-founder reveals his appetite for 3D printed meat with a six-figure donation to the cause.

Co-founder Andras Forgacs has criticized the overall cost of the traditional agricultural practices used to farm animals.

“If you look at the resource intensity of everything that goes into a hamburger, it is an environmental train wreck,” he says.

The company believes that by carefully layering mixtures of cells of different types in a specific structure, in-vitro meat production becomes feasible.

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