Probably even before the 50's and even Frankenstein, could be argued as a variant of that idea I suppose, but point taken.<quoted text>
Artificially grown animal tissue has been fodder for Science Fiction stories since the 50's at least.
Of course, we now know that DNA by itself wouldn't work at all-- epigenetics would be missing the proper environmental cues, and you'd not get muscle tissue-- you'd get a gooey mess.
Of course, the famous "chicken heart" experiment shows that if you **start** with relatively mature muscle tissue and grow your muscle from **that**, it does work.
Google "Chicken heart experiment" for more.
I would agree that some sort of tissue culture would be the best approach, but it might be easier to start with something like algae rather than beef. Just make it look and taste like meat as much as possible. Maybe even fungal chitin could be the starting point. Neither sound very appetizing, but we Americans have spent that last hundred years learning to eat food products as much just food, so it might pass muster with the general public. Of course this is another science fiction idea too.
Sometimes, those guys were pretty good at prediction. Of course some of them were trained in science or engineering.
I will try not to be chicken hearted and check out the "chicken heart" experiment.
Good talking to you.