Good news for steak lovers, I think? A new "DIY meal kit" for growing your own steaks made from human cells was announced.
While it sounds crazy, the project was just nominated for "design of the year" by the London-based Design Museum.
Named the Ouroboros Steak after the circular symbol of a snake eating itself tail-first, the hypothetical kit would come with everything one needs to use their own cells to grow miniature human meat steaks.
Designer Grace Knight said, "People think that eating oneself is cannibalism, which technically this is not."
But before you go whip out your credit card, this is not a product available to buy. It was created by scientist Andrew Pelling, artist Orkan Telhan and Knight, on commission by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for an exhibit last year.
The project was made as a critique of the lab-grown meat industry, which the designers said is not actually as animal-friendly as one might expect.
Lab-grown meat has not yet been approved for human consumption, though some products could hit store shelves in the next few years.
Sorry I’ll pass and continue to welcome Bessie to my plate!
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