There's nothing creepy about growing meat in a lab. But there is something more inherently creepy about the way Big Agriculture deal with the animals that we eat. ... They live a horrible life, and they often die quite cruelly. Lab- cultured meat can play an important role in the future: Not only could it help feed the planet, but it could also help solve environmental problems stemming from conventional meat production. So the idea of being able to eliminate some of that is extremely exciting to me.