2.600.000 years ago
Pre-humans have just started making stone tools and use them to eat scavenged meat.
2.000.000 years ago
Having no weapons, pre-humans begin hunting by ambushing wild animals
250.000 years ago
Pre-humans begin using fire to cook their meat.
The pig is only the second species after the dog to be domesticated. Cattle and Poultry would soon follow.
Extinction of the mammoth, the last of the giant land mammels to survive from the Pleistocene era, signals the end of easy hunting for pre-humans.
The first ice house is built for preserving meat and other foods: a dome- shaped structure with a snow-covered floor.
Christopher Columbus brings cattle to North America.
The average US livestock farmer feeds 5 people.
The first cattle feedlot is used in the US intead of a pasture. Hello modern factory farming!
The first cell culture is created by Wilhelm Roulx. It survives for a few days.
French chemist Pierre-Eugene-Marcellin Berthelot predicts lab-grown meat.
First outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth disease occurs in the USA, a result of increasingly crowded farm conditions.
The first fast food restaurant, White Castle, opens in Witchita, USA.
Winston Churchill proclaims his support or the science of growing lab meat in an essay, and later in speeches.
The word “vegan” is coined bij Donald Watson. Before this time, a vegan diet was referred to as “Pythagorean.”
Large numbers of American farmers begin to keep their animals indoors to increase production
The avrege US livestock farmer feeds 25.8 people.
Microcwave sales surpass gas range sales.
First veggie burger created and marketed in the UK by Gregory Simms.
Major mad cow disease outbreak, a result of the new practice of using animal remains in animal food.
McDonalds sells its 100 billionth hamburger since 1948, and stops counting.
US FDA approves the use of in-vitro techniques for commercial meat production.
Willem van Eelen receives the first patent for in-vitro meat production techniques.
Oron Catts and lonat Zurr sample their in-vitro steak. grown from skeletal frog cells.
The average US livestock farmer feeds 155 people.
Mark Post presents the first lab-grown hamburger resulting from his research. It is sampled in front of an audience in London.