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Burger from a lab
News that billionaires Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Cargill Inc. have invested some $17 million in a technology that makes meat from self-producing animal cells is bound to give the new technology some positive publicity.
But will meat grown in a laboratory really take off?
Although cultivation of muscular fibres was per formed as early as 1971 and experiments into this type of meat production have been ongoing throughout the world for a decade, cultured meat, also known as synthetic meat, for consumption first appeared in 2013. It was a burger patty created by Dr. Mark Post at Maastricht University in The Netherlands and was eaten at a demonstration for the press in London in August of that year.  Full Story >
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