#AtoZChallenge – Yeast-Culture Vat

Time for Y in my Sci-Fi themed A-to-Z Challenge!

 

Doesn’t look too appetizing like this, huh?

 

I guess this sort of an addendum to my post on vat-grown meat.

Sci-fi authors have plenty of ways of feeding people without raising animals, and this one started with Isaac Asimov. In The Evitable Conflict, there’s yeast steak – various strains of customized yeast grown to replace regular food. Asimov brought up a similar idea in Caves of Steel, with vats that grow yeast to look and taste like food that’s difficult to get any other way.
In the real world, there are plenty of foods processed with the help of yeast, but nothing that attempts to look and taste like a steak or a piece of fruit. Lab-grown food has a long way to go before it gets that far, but there are interesting new developments all the time.

More about yeast vats:

 

http://gizmodo.com/asimovs-yeast-vats-may-be-the-real-future-of-food-1721654216

http://techcrunch.com/gallery/10-lab-made-meats-cheeses-and-other-odd-startup-foods/

 

One comment on “#AtoZChallenge – Yeast-Culture Vat

  1. Liz Brownlee says:

    I guess it’s not that far from food made from mushroom species which veggies eat all the time! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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