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World’s First Lab-Grown Hamburger to Be Eaten Soon

The New York Times discusses the latest technology and the possibility of slaughter-free meat.

According to The New York Times, scientists in the Netherlands have successfully created a lab-grown hamburger. Using cow stem cells, Maastrict Univeristy vascular physiology professor Dr. Mark Post’s invention will be eaten at a showing in London as early as in a few weeks. Though Post’s technology requires continuously drawing new cells from animals, technology from other researchers is in the works that use self-propagating stem cells, offering an infinite supply without having to obtain new animal-derived cells. Post believes with his research, lab-grown meat is a reality. “If we can reduce the global herd a millionfold, then I’m happy … I feel strongly that this could have a major impact on society in general,” Dr. Post tells NYT.

UK Supermarkets Modernize Layout to Sell Less Meat

Oxford University will help grocery chains rearrange their aisles to encourage shoppers to buy more produce and less meat.
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The Office Director B.J. Novak Backs Cultured Meat

The famed writer and actor has a stake in cultured meat company, Memphis Meats.
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Italian Eatery Goes Vegan to Compete with by CHLOE

New York City classic Italian restaurant Romagna to nix animal products in effort to gain the same following of Bleecker street neighbor by CHLOE.
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Farmers Feed Cows Skittles as "Cheap Carbs"

A red Skittles spill on the roads of Wisconsin leads to the discovery that local farmers fatten cows up on candy.
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Veggie Burger Sales at Nordic "McDonald's" Quadruple

Sweden's popular chain fast-food restaurant Max introduced four meatless burgers last year and saw sales soar.
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