Cultivated meats

Could fruit flies slash the cost of growth media for cell cultivated meat?

Right now, the pricier components of growth media – the nutrient-rich broth used to feed cells that will turn into cultivated meat – are typically produced by armies of microbes engineered to churn out recombinant proteins in big steel bioreactors. But could the humble fruit fly give these tiny bio-factories a run for their money, and in so doing help transform the economics of cell-cultured meat?

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