On Monday, August 5th, the first lab-grown hamburger was publicly debuted. It took 3 months to cultivate at an astounding cost of $330,000. It was taste-tested by a couple of volunteers and the result? Ehhh, it was missing something. The volunteers said that the patty tasted pretty similar to a standard patty, but it lacked juiciness and savoriness. The lab-grown burger was made without any fat cells which led to the lack of excellent taste. However, the creators of this burger said that enhancing the taste wouldn’t be too big of a problem. However, it is expected that it will take a couple decades to finalize this burger.
I’m a bit torn on this subject. On one end, I’m happy that this may be a solution to hunger and animal abuse. However, I, at least, am not really comfortable with the thought of synthetic meat. With the food industry in America already corrupt, what can they do once they get their hands on synthetic meat? It just doesn’t sound that appealing and appetizing to me.
What are your thoughts?
To read more of the details (since I didn’t cover it too well), check out the article here.brin, burger, food, google, grown, lab, sergei, synthetic, taste test