The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:13 AM EST

SPECIAL MENTION: Meat lovers uncomfortable with the thought of butchering animals rejoice: Upside Foods wants to relieve their agony with Upside Chicken, real chicken breast grown from cultured cells. Though it isn’t vegan (it still starts with chicken cells), the poultry—debuting later this year, pending regulatory approval—forgoes the slaughterhouse, reducing eaters’ guilt, as well as contamination risk and antibiotic use. —Don Steinberg

Correction, Nov. 11.

The original version of this story misstated that fetal bovine serum is used to develop this product. Chicken cells are instead used.

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