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Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Grow Your Own Burgers

It seems that researchers in the Netherlands are getting closer to being able to grow meat from stem cells, and fashion the product into something that might resemble a hamburger.

The cost of such a burger, formed from the technology as it now stands, would be around £220K.

However, it is hoped that the technique can be developed to mass produce beef, pork, chicken and lamb in the future.

The objective being, to have a core herd of animals that would be used to provide the stem cells necessary to grow the meat.

The downside of this is that the remaining animals (currently reared for meat production) would die out as they would no longer be deemed necessary for our food supply, and that relying on a core herd would expose the food chain to greater risk of disruption from disease or natural disaster.