Updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:15:00 GMT | By Hugh Wilson, contributor, MSN Food
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Traditionally produced meat is a real drain on the Earth’s resources and is set to become more expensive over the coming years. Some experts predict that meat will once again become a luxury item, like it was in the past.

That’s unless we can get comfortable with the idea of lab-grown meat. This is not science fiction. Strips of muscle tissue have already been grown in labs from the stem cells of cows. Hopeful scientists predict that eventually we’ll be able to produce meat that tastes like the stuff we’re all used to in large enough quantities to satisfy demand, though others are less confident.