The origins of the lab-grown meat idea. 

Willem van Eelen was a Japanese POW during WWII, often struggling with a lack of calories. “[O]ne day during [his] first year [in medical school], he came across a group of researchers in the laboratory using stem cell technology to grow cells in a tank, hoping to create new skin for burn victims. His first-hand experience with starvation sent his mind immediately to one question: Can this be used for food?” learn more