Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: test tube meat and schmeat/shmeat

test tube meat
Meat produced via in vitro processes, i.e., grown in test tubes, rather than on farms. Test tube meat is an attempt to create humane, slaughter house-free meat.

Schmeat or shmeat, depending on your preferred spelling, is another term for "test tube meat." Coined by Dr. Vladimir Mironov, a biologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, who is working to culture meat from animal tissue.