Maia Poon Imagine eating a juicy hamburger with the guilt-free knowledge that no animals’ lives were taken in the making of your meal. And get this — your burger is no veggie burger, it’s made of meat that was grown in a lab. On Tuesday, November 20th, Future Science Leaders had the exciting opportunity to hear from employees of STEMCELL Technologies, Canada’s largest biotechnology company. We found out about a diverse array of careers, the groundbreaking stem cell research happening worldwide, and some of the products that STEMCELL makes. A single sentence from one of the speakers resonated with me. She said, “A researcher is currently working on making meat made from stem cells in a petri dish.” I had a ton of questions about this, which I hope to answer in this article. Ultimately, my research got me thinking about whether I would eat lab-grown meat or not.