Scientists Create Test Tube Burger In Lab

7 Aug

”Livestock production contributes 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, 27% of the global water footprint and 33% of the global land use.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) spokesperson Ben Williamson said: ”The meat industry, as it stands, causes enormous animal suffering and environmental damage.”

The use of antibiotics in farming has been blamed for an increase in treatment-resistant diseases affecting humans.

”There are basically three things that can happen going forward,” said Mr Brin. ”One is that we all become vegetarian. I don’t think that’s really likely. The second is we ignore the issues and that leads to continued environmental harm. And the third option is we do something new.”

The project cost €250,000 ($373,000). All of the funding came from Mr Brin, one of the world’s richest entrepreneurs.Using knowledge borrowed from medical science, Professor Post harmlessly removed stem cells from the shoulder of a cow and placed them in a petri dish where they self-replicated and created tiny strands of meat. The 140g patty was constructed by carefully knitting together 20,000 such strands.

via Scientists Create Test Tube Burger In Lab.

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