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" I think that computers today allow us one last opportunity to provide something like a level playingfield in America."
- William Gibson

Carniculture Vat  
  Technology to grow meat sans animal.  

In this novel, spacecraft had carniculture vats, to grow meat to supplement the vegetables from the hydroponic vats.

Every Viking ship had its own carniculture vats, but men tired of carniculture meat, and fresh meat was always in demand."
From Space Viking, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Analog in 1962
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There is an early mention of carniculture vats in Piper's work: see carniculture plants from his 1961 book Four-Day Planet.

Thanks to Winchell Chung for suggesting this item.

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