Opinion: Lab cultured meat debate just getting warmed up

You probably have never heard of the start-up company Memphis Meats.  

Based on its name you likely figure it is based in Memphis,Tennessee and its stock and trade is meat.  

You would certainly be wrong on location – it calls San Leandro, California home.  And as to the meat … well that is yet to be determined.  

Memphis Meats is in a technology race with Israeli company Aleph Farms and others to grow what it calls “clean” meat for human consumption in a laboratory from animal cells sooner rather than later.

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