TAP – the creation of nutrition free food has been planned a long time.
Boffins at Maastricht University, Netherlands have managed to grow synthetic beef from the stem cells of a slaughtered cow. But how does it taste?
The world will find out next Monday, when the first hamburger made from the man-made meat is cooked and served at an unnamed “exclusive west London venue,” as reported by The Independent on Sunday.
According to medical physiologist Mark Post, who led the effort to produce the “in vitro” meat, the bioengineered burger will be a five-ounce affair assembled from 3,000 tiny strips of synthetic muscle, each about the size of a grain of rice.
The burger is estimated to have cost around £250,000 ($383,875) to produce. That’s roughly equivalent to 100,000 Big Macs at current UK prices, or almost 20 pounds of solid gold.
The funding for Post’s research is said to have come from an anonymous private benefactor, but rumor has it that the backer’s identity may be revealed next week when he or she volunteers to be the first to taste the lab-grown meat.
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