Back in May, we brought you news of the world’s first test tube burger. The 5oz (142g) patty costs £250,000 and is made up of 20,000 minute strips of meat grown from bovine stem cells. Doesn’t sound that appetising. But just how tasty is it? Well, we may be one step closer to finding out as today the lab-grown meat is going to be sampled at a ‘secret London location’ by an invite-only panel including the project’s anonymous backer.
The revolutionary burger is the brainchild of Dutch scientist/chef Professor Mark Post, who says ‘What we are going to attempt is important because I hope it will show cultured beef has the answers to major problems that the world faces. Our burger is made from muscle cells taken from a cow. We haven’t altered them in any way. For it to succeed it has to look, feel and hopefully taste like the real thing.’