Jump to content

Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.

- - - - -

The world’s first test tube burger £250,000

test tube burger restaurant cow stem cells

  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 41,351 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • Sometimes it's better to keep the mystery unexplained.

Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:56 PM

The world’s first test tube burger will be served at an exclusive London venue this week - with a price tag of £250,000.

The 5oz burger is made of synthetic meat grown from the stem cells of a cow.


Posted Image

#2    Ashotep


    Non-Corporeal Being

  • Member
  • 8,428 posts
  • Joined:10 May 2011
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:USA

  • Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway-John Wayne

Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

Sounds like another GMO food that we will find out isn't as nutritious or healthy someday.

#3    MySummerJob


    Remote Viewer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 523 posts
  • Joined:09 Aug 2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pennsylvania, born and raised =D

Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:40 AM

Thanks, but no thanks.

View PostHilander, on 28 July 2013 - 04:07 PM, said:

Sounds like another GMO food that we will find out isn't as nutritious or healthy someday.


Posted Image

#4    Likely Guy

Likely Guy

    Undecided, mostly.

  • Member
  • 7,060 posts
  • Joined:09 May 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Likely, Canada

  • I might have been born yesterday
    but, I stayed up all night.

Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:29 AM

You'd have to pay me £250,000 to eat it.

#5    Timonthy



  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,048 posts
  • Joined:30 Nov 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Aust.

Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:58 AM

I really can't wait to try this. A bit expensive though at this point in time...

#6    Sundew



  • Member
  • 2,256 posts
  • Joined:12 Dec 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:An island by the sea.

  • Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectos Nunc

Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

Vegetarianism here I come!! Test tube meat? Uh, no thanks. Plus a tad steep for a burger, don't you think?

#7    moonshadow60


    Astral Projection

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 710 posts
  • Joined:17 Dec 2006
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Maine

  • "There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page or just closing the book"... James Wilson

Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:46 PM

Paying to be a guinea pig?  No, thank you.

#8    Odds


    Conspiracy Theorist

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 940 posts
  • Joined:25 Jul 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sydney, Australia

  • -Never judge a man till you've walked a mile in his shoes... After that, who cares. Your a mile away and you have his shoes. -

Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:51 PM

I have no problem about it, but for the near future, i'll make my own.

~Today's mighty Oak is just yesterdays nut that held it's ground~

#9    A rather obscure Bassoon

A rather obscure Bassoon

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,745 posts
  • Joined:25 Apr 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Northern Ontario

  • "The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."

    Mark Russel

Posted 29 July 2013 - 04:27 PM

Hopefully it will be very far in the Future,count me out.

#10    libstaK


    Nosce Te Ipsum

  • 7,126 posts
  • Joined:06 Feb 2011
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia

  • Hello Reality and all that is True
    When Oxymoron was defined it was just for you

Posted 29 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

I like the idea of synthetic meat, it means an end to slaughterhouses and the possibility of feeding the hungry enmasse.  

If I knew the component parts were exactly like the original biologically speaking - no hidden surprises, I would convert in an instant (once the manufacturing and pricing reaches my level that is).

Having said that, GMO just does not have the rigorous controls that one should expect to see attached to it and it bothers me how quick the powers that be in various industries and even governments have been to foist it onto consumers without always requiring full disclosure and even actively avoiding the disclosure at all some instances.

My gut just tells me we are going to have a tally of regrets if we don't slow down the pace of introducing these synthetic and altered substances to our diet before we understand not just what is involved in their creation and how it affects them and therefore us at a molecular level but also how they react to other substances artificially created (they are going to be mixing it up in our bellies at some point after all) it's like a frankenstein feast right now.

"I warn you, whoever you are, oh you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you find it outside.
If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies?
In you is hidden the treasure of treasures, Oh man, know thyself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods."

Inscription - Temple of Delphi

#11    thewild


    Extraterrestrial Entity

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 450 posts
  • Joined:27 Nov 2009
  • Gender:Female


Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

Even more people between you and your plate. I don't think that it's a great idea, but if the population continues the way it's going perhaps it is the only way to feed us.

Posted Image

#12    Sweetpumper



  • Member
  • 11,071 posts
  • Joined:19 Dec 2003
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Avengers Tower

Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:37 PM


"At it's most basic level, science is supposed to represent the investigation of the unexplained, not the explanation of the uninvestigated." - Hunt for the Skinwalker

"The ultimate irony of the Disclosure movement is that it deeply distrusts officialdom, while simultaneously looking to officialdom for the truth." - Robbie Graham Silver Screen Saucers

#13    moonshadow60


    Astral Projection

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 710 posts
  • Joined:17 Dec 2006
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Maine

  • "There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page or just closing the book"... James Wilson

Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:51 PM

I will stick to heirloom seeds, thank you, and no synthetic anything.  Sooner or later, there will be a lot of very sick people because of messing around with the natural world.

#14    pallidin


    Non-Corporeal Being

  • Member
  • 7,939 posts
  • Joined:09 Dec 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere south of the North Pole

  • "When life gets you down... swim with a dolphin"

Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:56 PM

Oh great, now I get the chance to have a test tube burger with test tube condiments as I feed it to my test tube child.


#15    seaturtlehorsesnake


    white hot fury

  • Member
  • 2,129 posts
  • Joined:18 Jun 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:hello

Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:29 AM

strange? sure. but this is a pretty fascinating area of research. raising a cow just to slaughter it for meat is pretty impactful on the enviroment (and that's ignoring the whole suffering thing), and definitely not sustainable. if we want to go on eating meat, synthetic might be the way to go. or start eating more of them insects.

anyways, i'm a pretty adventurous eater! i'd be interested in trying it just for the experience.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users