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Will Lab Grown Fish Save Oceans?

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More and more investors are betting that one day, the fish on your plate will come from stem cells grown in bioreactors, instead of the ocean. Scientists say lab-grown fish could reduce overfishing and feed the world's growing demand for seafood. A handful of cultured seafood start-ups are blazing a new trail in cell biology, since growing fish tissue in the lab is uncharted territory. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC Will Lab Grown Fish Save Oceans? | CNBC
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every games (14 days ago)
lab grown meat. moon base sushi restaurant anyone? with free wifi
Jequan Baugh (1 month ago)
Use chlorella growth factor or soirulina growth factor to nurture the fish cells.
BioTech Basics (2 months ago)
We don't call beer lab grown beer, so I'm not sure if lab grown fish is accurate 🤔
Ejiro D (2 months ago)
True true
Mike Fani (3 months ago)
Sadman Chowdhury (3 months ago)
I'm all for this if it's helping the environment and peoples health.
John Jeffry (3 months ago)
Its really a Fast Process .It takes only 2 days to create beef from scratch(they already mentioned land based meats are more complex ) ,so you can see why its seen as the future .In future we might see fish ,meat manufactured just like Cheese in the automated factory & there will be no ending of supply
Fransisco Wijaya (3 months ago)
I want to taste myself, can you take my skin cells and grow that into meat for me?
Dyan vernanda (4 months ago)
1 Century later : " The race to become God"
Novel Nouvel (3 months ago)
maybe babies designer first.
sis cool (4 months ago)
Pollute the air land and sea with man made chemicals, create unatural chemically enhanced flavoured frankinfood. Prosecute people who want to grow natural healthy food. Backwards corrupt madness in amerikkka.
Candace Alleyne (4 months ago)
I don't mind eating meat from a lab
fary ghiff (4 months ago)
Next human meat grown in lab ;)
Novel Nouvel (3 months ago)
we have frozen mamoth didnt we? 😎
Sharon Tang (4 months ago)
But what about nutrition? The worry is that to feed the population we create foods that don't provide proper nutrition. Nutrition science itself is already always changing its mind, to replace real food with lab grown stem cells we really need a longer observation period on how it affects human bodies
Ricky Torres (10 days ago)
+fubro konway Exactly since the original nutrients should be carried over provided the cultures get what they need too.
fubro konway (10 days ago)
so basically dont worry
Ricky Torres (1 month ago)
Usually the meats are in a way are "duplicated" so if you think it like putting a "piece" of "meat" and getting more as a result of culturing then the nutrients should "duplicate" as well.
BioTech Basics (2 months ago)
In the process of culturing the meat, they can add any nutrients they need to add to the food. So things like vitamin B12 and other vitamins can be added to make sure we get enough
jaddy540 (4 months ago)
idiculous idea. You can have all the 'jumping Carp' you want in the USA, FOR ALMOST FREE>
Fajar loa (4 months ago)
And they are delicious too.
Crazy KING (4 months ago)
Lab grown humans will eat like this
Novel Nouvel (3 months ago)
human meat is the most nutritious food for human tho
Victor Azarias (3 months ago)
Lab grown humn meat for cannibals, it has lready been discused.
OrientalXpresso (4 months ago)
Farming fish is much better. This will never be cost effective.
John Jeffry (3 months ago)
It takes only 2 days to create beef from scratch(they already mentioned land based meats are more complex ) ,so you can see why its seen as the future .In future we might see Beef manufactured just like Cheese & there is no ending of supply
Jacob Wilson (4 months ago)
Y'all are some weirdos. If the government would allow us to grow our own food instead of allowing buisnesses to control supply we wouldn't have this problem
Chad Noneo (3 months ago)
You still can grow your food in most places... if you have the space
Judge Dredd (4 months ago)
I don't know. What about aquaponics? I'll take the real thing.
derty QWERTY (4 months ago)
This is NOT needed.. people need to learn about aquaponics.. anyone with a brain can grow their own fish and veggies in an aquaponic system.. it is the future not this lab made meat junk...
Chad Noneo (3 months ago)
This is needed, if we plan to become a multi planet species I think we will want the ability to have all this different kind of food on both mars/the moon.
Dyan vernanda (4 months ago)
+Brian Kim he say about aquaponics (Fresh or Tap water)
Brian Kim (4 months ago)
Yeah. Go ahead and try growing Tuna in your backyard. Lets see how that works out.
OutOfNamesToChoose (4 months ago)
You mean anyone with a brain, space, equipment and time?
Dark PePe (4 months ago)
Nope, but nuking Japan again will save the oceans
Jarid Gaming (4 months ago)
So there will be more Fish in the Ocean to Fish for for non commercial people. I'm happy with that I can go Fishing and have a better chance of getting bites
jean luke (4 months ago)
Scheme sounds fishy. Sounds less about food, more about priming public opinion on stem cell engineering
Tell ya what I'll invest heavily if it makes it!
Patrick (4 months ago)
Large fish (tuna, swordfish) without all the mercury? Sounds great to me.
Ricky Torres (1 month ago)
And assuming they ditch the blood (or use lab grown blood) even people who are concerned about animals can enjoy them too.
Ramin Ahmadyar (4 months ago)
Patrick not only that but raw sushi will no longer have worry of parasites
Shahzaib .Q (4 months ago)
this is how we can cope up with the growing population.
tempest 115 (29 days ago)
+Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV lmao
Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV (3 months ago)
I think nuclear weapons is the way to go imo
MatuschkaRossija (4 months ago)
Or we provide people in Asia and Africa with condoms or castrate them. This two options are much sheaper.
Emma l MASTÜRBÃTÈ WATCH VIDEÒ! (4 months ago)
I don’t mind if it’s more sustainable and is good.
Lwazi Shangase (4 months ago)
Super interesting, my palate is piqued.
ZCM Trading (4 months ago)
How about America grows some balls instead and learns how to make stuff.. i am still buying pillows and bed sheets from china
derty QWERTY (4 months ago)
ZCM Trading Most of the walmart sheets and towels are made in Pakistan or bangladesh.. cheapest factories goods is what youre buying.. we do make good stuff, you just shop at china -marts
Mr Ed (4 months ago)
ZCM Trading lol Americans can make stuff easily...the problem are the consumers. Most people always want to spend as little as they can on stuff.
Lori L (4 months ago)
Ewwww gross
Novel Nouvel (3 months ago)
you never come to fishing ship didnt you? it far from sterile tho.
Mike Meezy (4 months ago)
Rich Averitt (4 months ago)