Would You Try Meat Grown in a Lab?
Over thirty years ago, advances in technology created the first test tube baby. Twenty years later continued advancements introduced the world to Dolly the first cloned mammal. A decade later, the FDA declared that genetically engineered foods were "not inherently dangerous" and would not require special regulations.
As controversial as these technological advancements may have been, they may be nothing compared to what scientists in the Netherlands are working to create in a test tube now.
The demand for beef around the world has increased. At the same time, food prices are on the rise. The price of beef has increased continually over the last decade and skyrocketed over the last two years, which makes economic sense given the increased demand. In an attempt to identify alternatives, Professor Mark Post at Maastricht University has decided to create the first lab-grown hamburger.
Scientists believe lab grown meat help places like Asia and Africa where conventional livestock production is limited. A private donor is so convinced that lab-grown meat could revolutionize the food industry, they have anonymously provided $330,000 to fund the project. If all goes well, the first test tube burger could arrive in October. Here is more about this new ground breaking initiative.
What do you think about this new technology? Would you eat a lab-grown burger?
Would you try "test-tube beef"?
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