On the NPR Radio Show, Fresh Air , Terry Gross interviews Michael Specter, who published an article in the New Yorker about "In-vitro Meat" , . protein tissue with the genetic make-up of animal flesh that is grown without an animal. This activity raises technical and ethical issues. Some see synthetic meat as a way to provide food without killing animals, and with potentially more efficient use of resources. That would reduce the ethical dilemma of raising millions of animals just to slaughter them for food. Against that benefit is the concern that this technology will give pharmaceutical companies even more control over our lives.