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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