$332,000 hamburger to be eaten today


I have had my share of quality hamburgers, and my share of not so quality fast food hamburgers. I think the most I've ever paid for a burger was maybe $25.00 and that was at a Wolfgang Pucks. Can you imagine eating a burger that cost $332,000?

Beef patties sit on a griddle as they cook in a kitchen in London. 

The world’s first beef burger created by Stem Cells tastes more like cake than steak.

The burger, fried in public in London today, lacks the fattiness of regular meat and tastes more like “an animal-protein cake,” according to Josh Schonwald, a Chicago-based author and one of two tasting volunteers.

The 5-ounce burger, which cost more than 250,000 euros ($332,000) to produce, was developed by Mark Post of Maastricht University. Google co-founder Sergey Brin funded the research. Post is among scientists including those at Modern Meadow and New Harvest who are experimenting with ways to grow meat in labs as an alternative to raising livestock, which contributes 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and uses 30 percent of the world’s ice-free land, according to an Oxford University study.

“We are catering to beef eaters who want to eat beef in a sustainable way,” Post said at the event in London today.

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AllAmericanBoxing site profile image  

8/5/13 9:47 PM by AllAmericanBoxing

I thought the joke was that some guy would throw down the 300k for a burger? Not that they were too retarded to tell the difference. I haven't seen a pic yet though idk if it looks meat like lol.

AlexinTO site profile image  

8/5/13 9:45 PM by AlexinTO

Do they have an Organic version?I only eat organic

fahker site profile image  

8/5/13 8:36 PM by fahker

@ that price it fails to be an alternative. Bridge the gap first.

McBottery site profile image  

8/5/13 7:41 PM by McBottery

Translation: "I'm afraid of new things!"

Malvert the Janitor site profile image  

8/5/13 7:39 PM by Malvert the Janitor

Makes jokes....easily offended.

smth416 site profile image  

8/5/13 7:20 PM by smth416

I'm from New York. It's called a joke. Lighten the fuck up ya vagina head.

Lux Fixxins site profile image  

8/5/13 7:17 PM by Lux Fixxins

Lol.Never go full retard

Malvert the Janitor site profile image  

8/5/13 6:08 PM by Malvert the Janitor

Because New Yorkers are such retards, right? I mean, they just don't know meat. Everyone would know that shit's genetically engineered just by looking at it. Not those dumb New Yorkers, though.

Sliss_77 site profile image  

8/5/13 5:56 PM by Sliss_77

Two volunteers who participated in the first public frying of hamburger grown in a lab said Monday that it had the texture of meat but was short of flavour because of the lack of fat. Mark Post, whose team at Maastricht University in the Netherlands developed the burger, hopes that making meat in labs could eventually help feed the world and fight climate change. That goal is many years distant, at best. Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, appeared on a video shown at the event and announced that he funded the €250,000 ($344,000 Canadian) project because of his concern for animal welfare. “I would say it’s close to meat. I miss the salt and pepper,” said Austrian nutritionist Hanni Ruetzler, one of the volunteer tasters. Both shunned the bun and sliced tomatoes to concentrate on the meat. “The absence is the fat, it’s a leanness to it, but the bite feels like a conventional hamburger,” said U.S. journalist Josh Schonwald. He added that he had rarely tasted a hamburger, as he did on Monday, “without ketchup or onions or jalapenos or bacon.”    

Stupidnewbie site profile image  

8/5/13 5:50 PM by Stupidnewbie

Pan-fried? Really, that's how you plan to impress the taste-testers?