Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal will get £207,535 to cook a cheeseburger — created in a test tube. It will contain the first beef patty produced in a lab. The minced meat will be grown from cow muscle and fat stem cells cultivated by Dutch scientist Dr Mark Post.
Dr Post said: "We can make a product that looks and feels like and hopefully tastes like meat."
"We could see mass production in ten to 20 years. Meat demand is going to double in the next 40 years."
Research costs have pushed the burger’s price to 250,000 euros. Test tube meat would slash the number of cattle slaughtered — with each animal theoretically producing 100million burgers. What this means that genetically grown organ food will now be available, although solving the worlds problems but also helping the theory of how natural meat intake is better than grown organ food.
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