Meat grown in lab may yield first 'test-tube burger' by fall

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    "Using cow stem cells grown in a petri dish, the researchers have created small strips of muscle that will be mixed with blood and artificially grown fat to make a hamburger".

    Sounds delicious! Actually it sounds no worse then killing a live animal and cutting him up. It's a great idea for many reasons.

    Meat grown in lab may yield first 'test-tube burger' by fall
     
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    No thanks. I'll stick to my garden and brown trout.
     
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    This is pretty cool. I'm reminded of the science fiction novels of Lois McMaster Bujold, where the most advanced societies ate vat-grown meat. No reason why it wouldn't be possible.
     
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    except it has unknown health risks.

    How will it be labeled and will we be able to trust the labeling
     
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    That first one is going to be one expensive burger! :D
     

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