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August 5: First Lab-Grown Hamburger To Be Eaten

A professor in the Netherlands recently created a slaughter-free hamburger from cow stem cells, soon to be tasted live on stage.

Maastricht University vascular physiology professor Mark Post successfully engineered the world’s first edible hamburger earlier this year using bovine stem cells. The in-vitro hamburger will be cooked and consumed for the first time live on stage on August 5, 2013. A real-time online stream of the demonstration will allow viewers from all over the world to watch professor Post explain the technology of lab-grown meat, as well as cook and serve the burger before an invite-only audience in London. Though the in-vitro hamburger cost nearly $325,000 to produce, the process will likely move toward replacing animal materials with non-animal ones––a step that could help bring down costs. “If it can be done more efficiently, there’s no reason why it can’t be cheaper,” Post tells The New York Times.

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