According to those who tried it recently, lab-grown beef doesn’t really taste like meat. So what exactly gives meat its flavour and makes us beg for more? We’ve long known why ice cream and chocolate appeal so much to our taste buds: It’s that blissful mixture of sugar and fat. But what’s so special about bacon and steak that, for most people, it trumps the growing pile of scientific data on meat’s detrimental health effects?…"These are powerful stimuli to humans," says Paul Breslin, a nutritional sciences professor at Rutgers University. As much as 95 percent of what we think of as meat’s taste is actually its aroma, according to a Barb Stuckey, author of "Taste: Surprising Stories and Science About Why Food Tastes Good."
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