Would You Eat A Test Tube Hamburger?
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Would You Eat A Test Tube Hamburger?

Amsterdam : Netherlands | Feb 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM PST
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The Test Tube Hamburger

That's a question you may have to answer in the near future as a Dutch scientist is working on making hamburger meat entirely from the stem cells of a cow. Mark Post, a scientist at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, is currently working on a way of making skeletal tissue that tastes like the meat from a cow.

The research is now still in the laboratory phase, but it could be possible that a sample could be finished by October of this year.

The goal for the scientist is to help put a limit on greenhouse gases. As the global demand for meat continues to increase worldwide, the more space will be needed to provide pasture for the livestock. This process could lead to a greater chance of diseases being spread from animal to animal. The process could possibly become a global problem as the demand for meat is expected to rise 60 percent by 2050.

Source: Discovery News

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