By Dina Ginzburg
We’re not sure if we should be totally grossed out or really intrigued. Scientists in Holland are trying to grow beef in a test tube using nothing but a few animal cells, blood and artificial fat.
There have been concerns regarding the Earth’s growing population and what it will mean for food suppliers. Dr Mark Post and his team of experts have been trying to find more eco-friendly ways of making meat. If the test tube burger meat is a success, it will mean that fewer cows will have to be killed to produce food.
Dr Post has successfully reproduced mouse meat (EW!) and pork in a tube. Come autumn, we will know if the burger meat experiment has worked when the meat has reached its full size. Imagine eating meat that’s been chilling in a tube for almost a year… and paying $400, 000 to do it.