Lab grown Hamburger coming soon

Mark Post von der Uni Maastricht arbeitet am ersten Hamburger mit Fleisch, das komplett aus künstlich im Labor hergestellten Fleisch bestehen wird, gezüchtet aus Stammzellen. Stories über im Labor gezüchtetes Fleisch zum Verzehr hatte ich schon öfter gehört, jetzt nimmt das alles aber so langsam die Form von Hackbraten an.

The first lab-grown hamburger will cost around 250,000 euros ($345,000) to produce, according to Mark Post, a vascular biologist at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, who hopes to unveil such a delicacy soon. […]

"The first one will be a proof of concept, just to show it's possible," Post told Reuters in a telephone interview from his Maastricht lab. "I believe I can do this in the coming year." […]

"This first one will be grown in an academic lab, by highly trained academic staff," he said. "It's hand-made and it's time and labor-intensive, that's why it's so expensive to produce."

Not to mention a little unappetizing. Since Post's in-vitro meat contains no blood, it lacks color. At the moment, it looks a bit like the flesh of scallops, he says.

Petri dish to dinner plate, in-vitro meat coming soon (via /.), hier noch eine mittelokaye Animation zum Thema: Meat The Future by Beckmans College of Design (via Marco)