Lab-Grown Burger

Lab-Grown Burger

A 5-ounce hamburger will be served up in London next week at a cost of nearly $400,000. Fries cost extra.

The precious patty of burger meat will be “in-vitro” beef, laboratory- grown from a cow’s stem cells. “Right now, we are using 70 percent of all our agricultural capacity to grow meat through livestock,” says meat manufacturer Dr. Mark Post of Holland’s Maastricht University. “You are going to need alternatives. If we don’t do anything, meat will become a luxury food and will become very expensive.”

More:

“Special report: ‘In vitro’ beef – it’s the meat of the future,” Steve Connor, The Independent

“World’s first test-tube burger to be served in London this week,” Jeanette Settembre, New York Daily News

“Here It Comes … The $375,000 Lab-Grown Beef Burger,” Kai Kupferschmidt, Science Now

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