Makers of grow-your-own human steaks say meal kit is not ‘technically’ cannibalism

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The saying “You are what you eat” may soon become a lot more literal. A “DIY meal kit” for growing steaks made from human cells was recently nominated for “design of the year” by the London-based Design Museum. Named the Ouroboros Steak after the circular symbol of a snake eating itself tail-first, the hypothetical kit would come with everything one needs to use their own cells to grow miniature human meat steaks. “People think that eating oneself is cannibalism, which technically this is not,” Grace Knight, one of the designers, told Dezeen magazine. Before you go running for your wallet, know this isn’t a product available to buy. It was created by scientist Andrew Pelling, artist Orkan Telhan and Knight, an industrial designer, on commission by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for an exhibit last year.

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