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Lab-grown meat is first step to artificial hamburger

By Pallab Ghosh, Science correspondent, BBC News, Vancouver, Feb. 19, 2011

Dutch scientists have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year. The aim of the research is to develop a more efficient way of producing meat than rearing animals.

At a major science meeting in Canada, Prof Mark Post said synthetic meat could reduce the environmental footprint of meat by up to 60%

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More "Frankenbio" news:

Dead for 32,000 Years, a Plant Is Revived
By NICHOLAS WADE 54 minutes ago, New York Times

A living plant has been generated from the fruit of a little arctic flower, making it the oldest plant by far that has ever been grown from ancient tissue.

Let's hope it is not carnivorous. devil

Oh... yummy yummy...

I can see it all now, a McFranken Quarter-Pounder with Polymer Cheese.


Ahhh...I thought we already had that.

LOL...I don't think people realize that cheap American cheese is made using plastic chemistry.

Not sure why they need to use stem cells to grow meat.  Seems like an unnecessary step.  Why not just figure out how to transform grass and grain directly into the same kind of protein using microbes, amino acids and enzymes and digestive stages that cows do?

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