Monday, February 20, 2012

Test tube burgers could hit kitchens this year after scientists create meat with the taste of a quarter-pounder (. . . and that's progress?)

The world’s first test-tube burger will be ready to eat within months.

It will look, feel and, it is hoped, taste, like a regular quarter-pounder, its creator Mark Post told the world’s premier science conference.

He plans to unveil the hamburger in October - and hopes celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal will cook it, although he has yet to approach him.

The ‘ethical meat’ will would be kinder to the environment than the real thing, reduce animal suffering and help feed the world’s burgeoning population.

But it will be far from cheap with the prototype burger costing £220,000 to produce.

Professor Post says that ‘everyone’ will want to eat the burgers, which, despite their vast initial cost could eventually be priced to match that of real meat. Read More