Is there a Frankenburger in your future?
In 2013, Dutch professor Mark Post debuted a lab-grown beef burger. Five years in the making and at a cost of $330,000, the finished product had reviewers asking…where’s the beef? Well, where’s the fat more precisely, as there was no fat added in initial lab trials. Now two years later, after “tweaking the recipe”, though still a work in progress, the lab-grown burgers have improved significantly. And the cost has come down a considerable 99.9%, to $11.00.
Industry experts predict that test-tube babies…er burgers… could be on menus in 5 years’ time.