, also called in vitro meat
, is meat grown in cell culture
instead of inside animals. It is a form of cellular agriculture
. Cultured meat is produced using many of the same tissue engineering
techniques traditionally used in regenerative medicine
. The first cultured beef burger patty, created by Dr. Mark Post
at Maastricht University
, was eaten at a demonstration for the press in London in August 2013. In part due to technical challenges associated with scaling and cost-reduction, cultured meat has not yet been commercialized. In addition, it has yet to be seen whether consumers will accept cultured meat as meat.