Test-tube Meatballs are the Future of Meat

It's just as strange as it sounds

Prepare yourself vegetarians, get ready to ditch your tofu-styled meat and give test-tube meat a try.

A cultured-meat company, Memphis Meats, revealed their first product, a meatball that doesn’t require the slaughter of a cow.

Memphis Meats grows meat from animal cells. They take the cells from cows, pigs and chickens to develop small quantities of cultured-meat products.

According to an article by the Daily Mail the company says the test-tube technique produces 90 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions than the standard way of producing meat. They do, however, use fetal bovine serum from unborn calves’ blood to produce the meat.

The companies first products are hot dogs, sausages, burgers and meatballs. They are expected to be on the market in less than five years.