Vegan Cheeseburger Experiment

Stanford professor attempts to create a vegan cheeseburger for McDonald’s.


A new experiment by Stanford University biochemistry professor Pat Brown might convince vegans across the US to reconsider McDonald’s. For the past 18 months, Brown has been trying to formulate a vegan version of the McDonald’s cheeseburger. “Thirty percent of the entire land surface is devoted to animal farming… do we want to use 30 percent of land for something that is not essential?” Brown told Don’t rush to the golden arches and expect to see this new item anytime soon, though; while the scientist has made significant progress in development of two types of dairy-free cheese, meat production will take at least another year. Although not officially hired by McDonald’s, Brown hopes to sell the vegan alternative to the company in 2012.

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