World’s First Lab-Grown Burger Tested in London – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

World’s First Lab-Grown Burger Tested in London

A burger made from cultured beef, which has been developed by Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands (pictured) is shown to the media during a press conference on August 5, 2013 in London, England. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food shortages and help combat climate change, was fried in a pan and tasted by two volunteers. The burger is the result of years of research by Dutch scientist Mark Post, a vascular biologist at the University of Maastricht, who is working to show how meat grown in petri dishes might one day be a true alternative to meat from livestock.The meat in the burger has been made by knitting together around 20,000 strands of protein that has been cultured from cattle stem cells in Post’s lab.

PETA, the animal rights organization has already voiced its support for the lab-meat initiative. “Instead of the millions and billions of animals being slaughtered now, we could just clone a few cells to make burgers or chops,” said Ingrid Newkirk, PETA president and co-founder, in a statement. Post said his method would require only a stem cell contribution from animals, which could then be used to create 20,000 tons of cultured beef.

Photos by David Parry / Getty Images.





If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Meet "Mechdaddy 2018", The Ultimate Daddy-Daughter Mechwarrior Costume
DIY Steampunk Trailer Fit For Travelling The World In 80 Days
A Specially Adapted Underwater Wheelchair Brings Artist Sue Austin Beneath The Earth’s Surface
A Group Of Friends In Estonia Have Turned A 1984 Audi 100 Into A Cosy Wood-Fired Sauna
1988 Bertone Lamborghini Genesis: Concept We Forgot
Satirical Illustrations Of Police Officers Around The World
Comic Artist Imagines What Classic Movies Would Be Like If Everyone Had Smartphones
Magical Lantern Festival In London
These Colourised Photographs Show How People Took Shelter in The London Underground in The 1940s
Concepts From Future Past: Porsche Tapiro
It's a Snap: Travel Photos from Around the World
Apple Store Opening In Bologna, Italy
Stunning Photos Show B-29 Bomber Nose Art and Pin-Ups During Korean War
Stunning Color Photos Of Swinging London In The 60s
Lamborghini Athon, an Amazing But Forgotten Concept Car From 1980
Bluetooth Speaker Ingeniously Disguised As Cotton Cloud That Floats Inside Your Home
World’s Largest Slug is Bigger, Slimier, and Way Cooler Than You’d Imagine
Meet Pixel, the World’s Shortest and Most Adorable Cat
This 3D Printed Coffee Table Shows Art As Seen Under The Microscope
Luxury 'Doomsday Bunker' Will Allow 34 Super Rich Families To Survive The Apocalypse
Google's X-Mas Gift to Employees: Special Edition Galaxy Nexus
Collar AG - A Wearable Device For Surveillance By XCEED
First Photo Shoots Of Angelina Jolie When She Was 15 Years Old
Daniel Garcia Creates Thought-Provoking Illustrations That Show What’s Wrong With Our Society