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Lab-grown meat to go on sale within 5 years

By T.K. Randall
October 19, 2015 · Comment icon 21 comments



Would you eat meat that has been grown in a laboratory ? Image Credit: sxc.hu
Burgers made from meat that has been grown in a lab could soon be appearing on supermarket shelves.
The world's first lab-grown burger, which was developed by a team in the Netherlands and cost a whopping 215,000 to produce, was seen as a major milestone in the development of a new and sustainable food source that could help feed our planet's ever-growing population.

Now the researchers are hoping to take things to the next level by setting up a new company with the goal of mass-producing the meat and making their new lab-grown products affordable to all.
"I feel extremely excited about the prospect of this product being on sale," said Peter Verstrate who is heading up the new firm. "And I am confident that when it is offered as an alternative to meat that increasing numbers of people will find it hard not to buy our product for ethical reasons."

The burgers, which are created using stem cells, could appear on supermarket shelves within as little as five years once demand has been established and the cost of production comes down.

Whether the average consumer is likely to purchase it however remains to be seen.

Source: Economic Times | Comments (21)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by Paranormalcy 8 years ago
I didn't mind turkey burgers - when I could afford them. If I can get cheap meat that tastes (including feel) good , I'll buy it. Many people like myself make no real correlation anyway, what the source of our meat is. I couldn't go out a kill a chicken or cow like my friend does on his farm. I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of this black widow spider without killing it. I'm sure in a zombie apocalypse I could find the backbone, but while that's NOT the case, I'd be quite pleased with meat that doesn't come from and necessitate killing animals.
Comment icon #13 Posted by paperdyer 8 years ago
price will be the primary factor, followed closely by taste, will it taste like the real thing or will it be like turkey burgers and veggie burgers, where you can taste the difference... The term "affordable for all" usually means it isn't WE have people in an uproar over GM crops and now they want us to get GG meat? (Genetically Grown). They only way I see this being accepted is if McDonalds just selling the McGG Burger, fresh 100% Genetically Grown Beef. Has a "nice" ring to it, doesn't it?
Comment icon #14 Posted by odiesbsc 8 years ago
I didn't mind turkey burgers - when I could afford them. If I can get cheap meat that tastes (including feel) good , I'll buy it. Many people like myself make no real correlation anyway, what the source of our meat is. I couldn't go out a kill a chicken or cow like my friend does on his farm. I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of this black widow spider without killing it. I'm sure in a zombie apocalypse I could find the backbone, but while that's NOT the case, I'd be quite pleased with meat that doesn't come from and necessitate killing animals. And you're an Okie?????????
Comment icon #15 Posted by odiesbsc 8 years ago
OHHHHH I just saw the number of posts I made. I gotta post at least one more to get off that number.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Paranormalcy 8 years ago
HAHAHA. The 666 thing again, pfft, heh. Yes, I'm an Okie. I'm not sure what of my post in particular you find so incredible, but my reply would probably still be "Yes, I don't feel very comfortable in this state, and I never have, since I was born". Not a ton of political and secular people with as little interest in football and beer as I have. But everybody's got their crosses. But to the subject at hand, I was thinking, and texture WOULD be important. I think I could get used to even underiable texture IF the flavor was okay, like I did with Farina or Cream of Wheat, but still, lab meat tha... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by beelzebufo 8 years ago
I don't know if I'd be able to eat lab grown meat. Maybe I'm being irrational, but something about the idea disgusts me in ways I can't quite put to words. OHHHHH I just saw the number of posts I made. I gotta post at least one more to get off that number. Man, when I reach 666, I'm sticking with it for as long as possible.
Comment icon #18 Posted by odiesbsc 8 years ago
HAHAHA. The 666 thing again, pfft, heh. Yes, I'm an Okie. I'm not sure what of my post in particular you find so incredible, but my reply would probably still be "Yes, I don't feel very comfortable in this state, and I never have, since I was born". Not a ton of political and secular people with as little interest in football and beer as I have. But everybody's got their crosses. But to the subject at hand, I was thinking, and texture WOULD be important. I think I could get used to even underiable texture IF the flavor was okay, like I did with Farina or Cream of Wheat, but still, lab meat tha... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by odiesbsc 8 years ago
I don't know if I'd be able to eat lab grown meat. Maybe I'm being irrational, but something about the idea disgusts me in ways I can't quite put to words. Man, when I reach 666, I'm sticking with it for as long as possible. I don't even want to look at lab meat, much less taste it. Give me an old dead cow anytime. Well, I'm off the devils number now.
Comment icon #20 Posted by monkeyman2269 8 years ago
This is how u turn Into a zombie
Comment icon #21 Posted by Lucas Cooper Merrin 8 years ago
After the population passes the critical point where sustainability is all but a distant memory (technically we are there already if you consider 3rd world countries) i think we will all be eating mass lab produced brown sludge!


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