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Scientist Using Stem Cells To Grow A Hamburger In His Lab

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Burger from the lab

Forget grass-fed beef. How about Petri dish grown beef instead?

Mark Post, a vascular biologist at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, thinks he'll be able to grow a hamburger in his lab in one year's time by using stem cells harvested from leftover animal material from the slaughterhouse floor.

Sounds kinda gross at first, but if it works, this process could eventually save countless animals' lives

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Scientists Growing Burgers In Petri Dishes!

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueFoodScience!

burgers being created in petri dishes

Animals, rejoice! There may be SOME relief on the way!

A scientist in the Netherlands has announced that he's working on creating "cultured meat," which consists of "burgers or sausages grown in laboratory Petri dishes rather than [being] made from slaughtered livestock." Wowsa!

Vascular biologist Mark Post says that the first "lab-grown hamburger" will cost approximately $345,000 to create, and it should be coming soon.

Here's what Post had to say about it:

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