First Test-Tube Hamburger to be Produced in 2012

Posted by Justin on February 20th, 2012
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It’s a revolution best served with pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun.

The first test-tube grown hamburger will be produced this fall. Although still in the laboratory phase as of now, the experiment will eventually produces thousands of small tissues recreated from a cow’s stem cells. This proof of concept could be a very powerful one, reshaping agriculture as we know it.

Could meat grown in a lab and not from a slaughtered animal be considered vegan?

Only time and possibly some Bar-B-Q sauce will tell…

[Fox News]

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  • Anonymous

    It’s not vegan. Not yet vegetarian even. 

    “Each piece of muscle is made by extracting stem cells from cow muscle tissue and growing them in containers in the laboratory. The cells are grown in a culture medium containing foetal calf serum, which contains scores of nutrients the cells need to grow.”

    But given lots of time and even more money I’m hoping it will be at least good enough for a vegetarian. 

    Also: “Because the burgers are made from animal stem cells, researchers could make products from more exotic animals. “We could make panda meat, I’m sure we could,” Post said”.

    Panda burgers. 

    Panda.

    Science!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/19/test-tube-burger-meat-eating 

  • Optimus_past_my_Prime

    Nice. Soon we’ll be eating from replicators  just like on Start Trek. Make it so!!