1. Test tube hamburgers
Ever fancied a Big Mac made from cow stem cells? Now there's a glimmer of hope on the horizon, with scientists in Vancouver recently announcing the launch of the world's first test tube hamburger.
Ingredients for the scientific morsel are "still in a laboratory phase," but will aim to produce skeletal muscle tissue that exactly mimics meat using just vegetable sources. If successful, the move will cut down on health and environmental costs of conventional meat production - although how tasty the end product will be remains to be seen.