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World’s first lab-grown sausages served

Startup New Age Meats has served the world’s first lab-grown pork sausages to journalists. The fat and muscle cells were allegedly grown from pork cells extracted from a live pig - in contrast to the world’s first lab-grown burger, showcased in 2013, where the initial cell samples came from slaughtered cattle.

Similarly to the burger, the lab-grown sausages were grown using foetal bovine serum, an animal product commonly used in cell culture. New Age Meats plans to eventually remove the serum from its production process.

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02 Oct 2018
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