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We tasted the first lab-grown sausage made without slaughtering any animals — here's what it was like

Business Insider

For the first time in the roughly five years since a smattering of researchers and companies began talking about making real meat without slaughtering animals, one startup is letting people see how its sausage gets made.

Well, almost. On Monday evening, the startup, called New Age Meats, let a handful of journalists and prospective investors taste its prototype product — a pork sausage made from many of the same ingredients in the kind of breakfast sausage you'd buy at the store, such as pork muscle and fat, spices, sausage, casing, and vegetable stock.

But unlike other breakfast sausages, this meat was made from animal cells — without killing any animals.

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