LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists are cooking up new ways of satisfying the world’s ever-growing hunger for meat.
“Cultured meat” — burgers or sausages grown in laboratory Petri dishes rather than made from slaughtered livestock — could be the answer that feeds the world, saves the environment and spares the lives of millions of animals, they say.
Granted, it may take a while to catch on. And it won’t be cheap.
The first lab-grown hamburger will cost around 250,000 euros ($345,000) to produce, according to Mark Post, a vascular biologist at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, who hopes to unveil such a delicacy soon.192, Agenda 21, alignleft, animals, Answer, Biologist, Burgers, caption, Codex Alimentarius, com, Cultured, delicacy, dinner plate, dish, dishes, Granted, hamburger, Headlines, hunger, laboratory, livestock, london reuters, Maastricht, meat, netherlands, new ways, petri dish, plate, Reuters, sausages, scientists, University, university of maastricht, vitro, width, www