WHERE’S THE BEEF?

First Lab-grown Burger Eaten

In this case, "it tastes like meat" counts as a ringing endorsement. Food critics sat down to taste the world's first lab-grown burger and concluded that it's a little bland, very lean, but tastes like a burger. "This is meat to me," said Austrian critic Hanni Ruetzer. The burger is an attempt by researchers to find a more sustainable way to meet the growing demand for meat. Scientists from the Netherlands’s Maastricht University, with funding from Google's Sergey Brin, took stem cells from a cow and turned them into strips of muscle and then combined them into a patty. But if it's going to be the food of the future, the price will have to come down: this one cost $300,000.