Menu
Jeff Goldblum Stars in funny GE Link Ad

Jeff Goldblum Stars in funny GE Link Ad

When Will The Apple Watch Come Out?

When Will The Apple Watch Come Out?

Pee-Wee Herman stars in New TV on the Radio Video

Pee-Wee Herman stars in New TV on the Radio Video

Windows 10 Unveiled

Windows 10 Unveiled

William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy to Star in New Volkswagen e-Golf Commercial

William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy to Star in New Volkswagen e-Golf Commercial

The World’s First In Vitro $325,000 Burger

May 13 2013, 8:38am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Artificial meat may be a futuristic invention of scientific man, yet the future is not far off. In fact it is already here. After a lot of laboratory testing, the world’s first in vitro burger may not lie in the realm of science fiction anymore.

The World’s First In Vitro $325,000 Burger
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

The World’s First In Vitro $325,000 Burger

Dr. Mark Post is engineering the world's first in-vitro burger of worth $325,000. With meat getting more and more costly by the second the world’s middle class faces dire shortages in the future as regards the contents of their daily dietary requirements. According to the New York Times, leaving aside the vegetarians and vegans, most of the people of the world do enjoy the taste of meat. Meat is a very satiating and appetizing food that makes life worth living. Yet the process through which it reaches your kitchen table has its loopholes. There is the obvious slaughter and cruelty to animals that is an inescapable factor in the equation. Then there is the fact that you need a lot of land and resources to keep and nourish any livestock from beef cattle to sheep. With the demand exceeding the supply the middle class such as in China is clamoring for more protein.

But the solution is already in the pipeline. It involves lab work that is taking place at a strenuous rate. The scientists plan to soon have a burger patty made of artificial meat that has been grown in a test tube. The only problem is it will cost at least $325,000 which for now makes the whole experiment very unfeasible. It’s not that faux meat can’t be made. It can. But the astronomical amounts of cash involved in its creation make it a fool’s errand. Yet the world thrives on hope. The scientists haven’t exactly given up. They are at it and soon methods will be discovered which will make the technique much cheaper than it is at present.

The basic method is to develop a culture of beef cells taken from the neck muscles of cattle that have been slaughtered. It is very complicated and ultimately tissue engineering develops a semi-solid substance possessing a meat-like texture in a lab container. The inventor, who started it all, named Dr Post, has even tasted some of the lab-prepared meat and says it is delicious. He plans to some day have a complete slab of beef that will be cooked to make the world’s first artificial burger. This will solve the food problems of the world and end cruelty to animals too. A lofty set of goals indeed.

 

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Gwen Stefani is Finishing Her New Album With Pharrell Williams
Gwen Stefani is Finishing Her New Album With Pharrell Williams
This will be Gwen’s first album in the last eight years as her last album was in 2006.
 
 
Windows 10 Preview Download Release is Today
Windows 10 Preview Download Release is Today
Microsoft is releasing the Windows 10 Preview today, Oct. 1.
 
 
Holly Willoughby announces Delivery of her Third Baby
Holly Willoughby announces Delivery of her Third Baby
Holly Willoughby announced the delivery of her third baby on This Morning Show.
 
 
Justin Bieber Stopped in Paris with Kendall Jenner
Justin Bieber Sipped Champagne with Kendall Jenner in Paris
On Tuesday, September 30th, Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner were seen together in Paris having dinner and champagne.