Dec 8, 2013
Introducing the Stem Cell Burger (Video)
Posted on Aug 5, 2013
Food critics Monday sat down to taste the world’s first lab-grown burger made entirely from the stem cells of a cow. Researchers concocted the burger substitute while working to find a sustainable and alternative way to meet the ever-growing demand for beef. According to the team, the product is also environmentally friendly.
So how does it taste?
“This is meat to me,” said taster Hanni Ruetzler, a food researcher from the Future Food Studio “It’s really something to bite on and I think the look is quite similar.”
Food author Josh Schonwald, who also sampled the burger, said the bite he took felt “like a conventional hamburger” but added that the flavor and lack of fat made it “conspicuously different” from the original beef patty.
So although the stem cell patty might taste like meat, there’s a major downside: It’s expensive! The burger cost more than $300,000 to make, a hefty price tag for what just might be the food of the future.
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