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Snack of the clones: scientists create first test tube burgers

Posted at 1:00 pm, May 17, 2013 in Food & Drink, News
Snack of the Clones

After an ominous year in the wonderful world of meat manufacture, Netherlands scientists have beefed up their ideas. After the successful cloning of Dolly the Sheep and Arnold Schwarzenegger, an anonymously funded project (worth £250,000!) has moved on to another thing we always want more of: burgers!

In-vitro meat is produced by growing cells from beef muscle tissue, popped in a petri dish, and eventually developed into the squishy brown stuff you get in the middle of Big Macs. Us London-dwelling mammals will get the pleasure of trying it in a new event next month.

Dr Post, the man behind the project, plans to encourage the public to taste the creations in their purest state (ie: no cheese and bacon, just ‘light pepper’) hoping the new development will solve those pesky world hunger problems, and be kinder to the environment.

After some early tests, Post deduced the food to be “reasonably good’.

That’s the kind of level of quality Rustlers have been dreaming of for years.

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