I am a bit behind the curve on this but almost a week ago, the first (google funded) lab burger was consumed in London. Apparently is was a little dry.
True this tech is useful in reducing the immense planetary impact of meat production, but at what cost? When will governments openly discuss solutions to the exponential escalation in global population, an ascent that cannot be sustained ad infinitum, but when?
Not even Wally knows, and he has lived in a perpetually overpopulated 2D cosmos for as long as he can remember.
Children are clever, maybe they have then answer?
And maybe not.
HENRY FOUNTAIN (2013, 5 Aug) A Lab-Grown Burger Gets a Taste Test. The NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/science/a-lab-grown-burger-gets-a-taste-test.html?_r=3&