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Editorial: It's animal tissue grown in a vat. But is it meat?

What do you call a hamburger made from meat that was grown in a giant vat, rather than from the ground-up flesh of dead cattle? Is it "meat," "cultured meat" or something else entirely?

That sounds like the setup to a joke. But it's an honest-to-goodness debate brewing among the advocates and detractors of a new class of meat products being developed by a number of biotech companies. This meat is grown from cultured animal stem cells and

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