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Vegetarian Butcher hamburger

Forget laboratory burgers, grown from stem cells of cows . Dutch researchers have gone further in this issue by developing a technology to convert plant products, meat. The so-called mc ² Burger, the development of which has left more than 250,000 euros (330,000 dollars), was presented and served at the table in one of the vegetarian restaurants in London. Anyone could try a new dish to taste. The developers believe that the plant marks the beginning of a hamburger food revolution.

We are so far advanced in this matter, that bypassed the technology of production of meat from stem cells – says Jaap Korteweg, shopkeeper Vegetarian Butcher.

If the production of artificial beef muscle cells used real cow, for “vegetarian meat” only material of plant origin.

Vegetarian shop Korteweg abundant food for lovers of plant foods, from burgers and psevdomyasnymi finishing such as meatballs and tuna salad.

One of the secret ingredients of these dishes is a soybean paste. After passing through a special machine pasta takes the form of meat fibers. The technology of processing of products has been developed in the Wageningen University (University of Wageningen) in the Netherlands.


Soybean paste can include different ingredients. For example, for poultry used more soy, beef consists of a carrot, pea and potato. The taste of the meat product is shaped herbs and spices.

Vegetarian chicken taste is not very different from the present, however, as the tuna salad, French journalist admits the news agency Agence France-Presse institutions and other customers, to taste dishes based on meat plant.

Demand for clean and vegetarian alternative to meat grows on the fall in production of natural meat, which requires large areas for cultivation of crops used as animal feed.

The ecological footprint of our burgers are seven times less than that of the present. For the production of our chicken is required from one-half to one-third of what is required for the production of natural chicken. This refers to the use of land, water and food – says Korteweg.

In the three years since the opening of the shop products Vegetarian Butcher spread over the Netherlands, and is freely sold in 500 stores, mainly in supermarkets and grocery stores. According to the Korteweg, sales increase every year of his store twice. The following year, a successful businessman is going to open its own factory to produce meat for vegetarians, which will increase its presence in the market and lower the price below the current level. To date, Vegetarian Butcher meat costs about the same as organic, which more than conventional products.


But critics say it is wrong to call the meat plant foods, but do not see this as a serious threat to the meat industry.

Undoubtedly, each of us has the right to choose. The problem is that companies use meat terminology, although everyone knows that no meat there. It can not be called chicken or hamburger, you need to use a different name so as not to mislead consumers – says Jos Goebbels, the head of the Dutch organization of Dutch Central Meat Sector Organisation (COV).

In order to give the vegetarian meat taste Korteweg asked for help, not only to the best cooks, but also to the scientists.

The biggest challenge is to mass-produce what we cook in his kitchen – explains Chef Paul Bohm.

The second problem, he said, is that people just do not realize how to use unnatural meat. The only solution here – is to give them a try an alternative meat. This is what makes the Dutch environmental group Natuur & Milieu, which offers visitors a taste of supermarket vegetarian food for free.

We believe that a vegetarian diet is easier than, say, the search for alternative jet fuel or electric start – the representative Natuur & Milieu.

If everyone in the country with a population of 17 million would exclude from his week-long diet of one meat dish, the carbon dioxide emissions be reduced by the part that produces one million cars.

Not only food consumption is associated with climate change on our planet. The causes of global warming , scientists added the ocean .
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