"Cultured meat" would be healthier than ordinary meat, scientists say, and cut down on environmental pollution associated with raising livestock. The technique involves replicating individual muscle cells on a massive scale and growing them on flat sheets or in strands which can be harvested and processed into products resembling actual beef or chicken. "With a single cell, you could theoretically produce the world's annual meat supply," doctoral student Jason Metheny said in a University of Maryland press release. "In the long term, this is a very feasible idea."
Maybe so. But can we call it chicken?