Would you eat a hamburger grown in a test tube?




Would you eat a hamburger grown in a test tube?

Hamburger made from bovine stem cells will soon be available in the diet of Londoners. This miracle of cooking was the result of many years of research, Dr. Mark Post of the Netherlands, who hopes to show the world that the so-called “test-tube meat” can be a reliable source of food. However, while the burger connoisseur will cost 325 000 dollars. Let’s see why it is so expensive.

According to The Verge, the burger was created on the basis of the cells from the neck of a cow with the creation of art . Stem cells, as you know, have the ability to transform into many other cells, including muscle cells, essential for meat burger. The team of Dr. Post’s use of tens of billions of muscle cells to create 20,000 thin strips of muscle tissue, weighing about one hundred grams. While in the “test-tube hamburger” no fat, the doctor says that the meat tastes “quite tasty.”

In the future, according to Dr. Post, the cost of growing meat from a test tube will be reduced significantly, but there are serious obstacles in the scientific community, which will have to get around before the production of the meat will be on stream. There is another question, not so much scientific as cultural: how to convince the public that the meat grown in a lab, you can eat?

Dr. Post is not the only one who learns how to grow meat from a test tube. Dr. Andras Forgaks, for example, the founder of the Modern Meadow, believes that “the skin of a test tube” can solve a lot of problems:

“If we can convince the universe that we can create the skin itself, will be much easier to convince the universe that we can create and meat.”

We recall not so long ago, scientists have created a three-dimensional functioning liver tissue alive .
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