Tired: Eating Bugs. Wired: Eating Bug Meat Grown in a Lab

Depending on whom you ask, the future of food is plant-based burgers that bleed. Or we should all be eating insects instead of cows. Or we need to grow hamburgers in the lab by culturing cells, thus avoiding having to feed and hydrate legions of cows burping up greenhouse gases. Or how about we mash these up a bit: What if, in the lab, we grew not beef but insect meat? According to a group of researchers at Tufts, culturing bugs could be easier and more efficient than culturing cow cells. To be clear, this is still theoretical work. But who knows—maybe one day you’ll be grilling up lab-grown cricket burger. Sans legs and wings, of course. On paper, cultivating …