The New York Times recently published a rather disturbing headline stating the time for cannibalism is now. While such a declaration certainly raises eyebrows, it’s far from an isolated incident. For decades this taboo topic has insidiously inched from the shadows to the forefront of society. Soylent Green, the 1973 horror film, portrays a dystopian future where overpopulation leads to mass cannibalism. Pop stars have created music videos sexualizing being eaten alive. Some scientists claim consuming mortal flesh combats ‘climate change’. A peer-reviewed paper suggests feasting on people results in numerous health benefits. However, one revolutionary food supplier is taking things a step further by selling human meat.
As average citizens struggle to afford groceries due to rapidly rising inflation, a peculiar startup is presenting an unconventional remedy. Bite Labs is working to produce artisan salami made from celebrity stem cells. These cured sausages contain about 30% human meat and 40% lab-grown animal meat. According to the company’s official website: “We mix celebrity and animal meats, grown in-house through a proprietary culturing process, into curated salami blends. Starting with biopsied myoblast cells, we grow our healthy, rich, meats in Bite Labs’ own bioreactors. Meat production today is simply unsustainable— unless a radical change is made, the price of meat will eventually rise out of control. Lab-grown meats are the future.”