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The first test-tube burger was made from 3,000 tiny strips of meat grown from stem cells taken from a cow's muscle tissue and cost $383,875 to make. The raw meat is said to be grey with a squid-like texture. Sounds delicious, right? Hopefully, it gets better when you cook it. This week, it will be served for the first time in London, likely to the anonymous businessman who funded the research. Inventor Mark Post says it will keep beef from becoming more expensive as demand increases. If they can get people to eat the stuff, that is.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by tinker9917
I doubt very much that the taste will matter to most people.
Most people eat everything charred to a crisp, dry as a bone, slathered with cheese which they in turn bury under sauces and condiments.
I have my doubts if 80% of the meat eaters out there even know what a burger or a steak actually tastes like.
Feed them burnt slime on a bun and they'll just cover it with cheese and ketchup and scarf it down just the same.
The burger started off as real beef, or at least stem cells drawn from a donor cow. The cells were cultured in petri dishes until enough were present to form strips of muscle. Those weak beef muscles were then hooked up to Velcro and exercised in the lab, the tension and action turning them into something more akin to actual meat. Finally, 3,000 strips of this lab-brown muscle were minced up and mixed with particles of lab grown animal fat to create a 5 ounce burger that no one had to kill a cow for. Whether it’s something you’d want to eat, though, is another matter, one that may come a step closer to being settled later this week.
Originally posted by tinker9917
I have absolutely no desire to even try this lab grown meat.
Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
I like squid. I just prefer it to be in my calamari and stir-frys.
Make mine with real beef, bacon, and bleu cheese, thank you! And keep it under 8 dollars!
obligatory social commentary: I think it's appalling that lab-grown meat is even being created for three reasons: a) the social conditions that create the need for lab-grown meat are being ignored and band-aided with "miracle science" instead of more practical solutions, b) could this lead to a slippery-slope effect where we start all kinds of mad science experiments for more lab-grown meats, organs, animals, and even people?, and c) it's just gross and goes against everything I stand for
edit on 30-7-2013 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)