Ready or not, Professor-Scientist Mark Post is finally up and offering the world’s first test-tube burger for tasting. After years of waiting to hear the final verdict on the synthetically produced beef, the news would soon be out by today in London as to how the meat fared when cooked and dished. Although the exact location of the event has been kept a secret, all we’ve heard is that the gathering of journalists and the professor would be somewhere in the west of the capital.
Price tagged at £220,000 ($338,000), the 50oz patty made from lab-grown cultured beef is a product of 20,000 tiny strips of meat grown from cow stem cells. It’s this product that would be fried by a celebrity chef and tasted by two volunteers at the event. However, undaunted by the pressure of the results on his synthetic creation, Professor Post confidently says that his “in-vitro meat” could herald a food revolution and appear in supermarkets within the next 10 to 20 years.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin paid $330,000 for the world’s first cultured beef burger.
[Via – Sky]