Synthetic meat is coming. It could feed the world and save the environment — if anyone actually eats it.
The race to create edible, lab-generated meat could be about to about to hit the finishing line, as Dutchscientists prepare to slap the first in vitro burger on the barbecue.
A high-profile launch is planned in London sometime this spring. Although details are being kept under wraps, the professor leading the research has said he wants one of Britain’s top celebrity chefs to cook his creation.
Dr. Mark Post has suggested the burger he’s growing from bovine stem cells could be “flame grilled” by Heston Blumenthal, the three-star chef whose application of food science has led to dishes like snail porridge, and bacon and egg ice cream.
Alternatively, Post once told the BBC: “It would be great if someone like Jamie Oliver agreed to cook it for us, and a famous actress ate it.”
As the lines of what is food starts to blur, the ability to get creative with the raw materials also presents itself. One day, once Helen Clark signs the painting, you can take it home an eat it
Source: Global Post