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Dutch Scientist Given 300,000 To Grow Hamburger In Lab
Business Insider ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Nick Jardine

Posted on 10/25/2011 4:10:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Dutch professor at Maastricht University has been given a grant of €300,000 ($417,000) to "grow" a hamburger in a lab, reports the BBC.

Mark Post is attempting to grow synthetic meat in a lab using muscle stem cells. Post has said that his goal is to turn meat production from a farming process to a factory process.

According to Gizmodo, he can only currently grow meat a few millimeters thick due to having no way of getting nutrients to the muscle cells. However, he is hoping to introduce a new process to allow his portion sizes to increase.

In order to grow his meat, Post attaches the muscle cells to velcro, which causes them to contract and exercise themselves. He is planning on producing several thin strips of meat and then having a celebrity chef cook him a hamburger to demonstrate his process.

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TOPICS: Food; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dutch; hamburger; holland; netherlands; science
I bet he's still struggling with the pickle matrix...
1 posted on 10/25/2011 4:10:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

http://steakumm.com/recipes.htm
Yum, mystery lab meat.


2 posted on 10/25/2011 4:25:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tread on me)
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To: nickcarraway

Have they thought of meat rollups? Works with fruit...


3 posted on 10/25/2011 4:25:33 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: nickcarraway

Have they thought of meat rollups? Works with fruit...


4 posted on 10/25/2011 4:25:52 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: nickcarraway

Baloney!


5 posted on 10/25/2011 4:30:37 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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6 posted on 10/25/2011 4:33:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder what is used to feed these cells. Most cell media contain fetal calf serum—collected from fetal calves at the time the pregnant cow is slaughtered. Fetal calf serum is not cheap.


7 posted on 10/25/2011 4:37:38 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: nickcarraway

Give me 413K...I’ll buy acreage and show ‘em how to grow cows...err...hamburger.


8 posted on 10/25/2011 4:50:35 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s nice to know sometimes we aren’t the only crazy ones.


9 posted on 10/25/2011 5:33:34 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: exDemMom

I remember paying $300 a liter when buying in enormous quantites.

That was 15 years ago.


10 posted on 10/25/2011 5:39:22 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: nickcarraway

So, lets review the options. We’ve got domesticated, self-reproducing biologicals that live pretty much on grass and water and produce very tasty hamburger -or- we’ve got milimeter thin meat rollups grown on velcro for $400,000. That is a tough decision.


11 posted on 10/25/2011 5:47:54 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (I'm an AmeriCain!)
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To: nickcarraway
Dutch Scientist Given €300,000 To Grow Hamburger In Lab

A few months later.....


12 posted on 10/25/2011 5:51:59 PM PDT by mikrofon (Kids'-size Meal)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
The price seems to have gone up a bit.

Invitrogen price list.

13 posted on 10/25/2011 6:37:47 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: nickcarraway
I worked in a restaurant and saw hamburger growing and even moving at times. Big deal! But once you drop it into the spaghetti sauce it calms right down, rolls over and floats to the top dead as dead can be.
14 posted on 10/25/2011 6:48:16 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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Did they want fries with that?


15 posted on 10/27/2011 3:32:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew!


16 posted on 10/27/2011 3:47:40 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

“Here or to go?”


17 posted on 10/27/2011 6:44:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Egad. I can't imagine the chemicals and hormones they'd have to use to grow meat in a lab. How the heck do you grow hamburger anyway? Do they have to use nanobots to grind it up as it's growing?

This is just the yickiest thing I've heard of in a long time! Yick!
18 posted on 10/27/2011 7:10:24 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SunkenCiv
And quit teasing me, Civ!   ;-p
19 posted on 10/27/2011 7:15:37 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

Shake?


20 posted on 10/27/2011 7:32:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hands?


21 posted on 10/27/2011 7:36:51 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

Frosty.


22 posted on 10/28/2011 3:57:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TheOldLady

The cells that will grow are the meat; I’ll make a wild guess and say the marbling comes from the fat the cells exude when their diet gets too rich. But maybe it’s 100% lean, dunno. Then the cells were gathered up and pattied, then cooked. :’)


23 posted on 10/28/2011 4:01:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Soda.


24 posted on 10/28/2011 6:40:20 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SunkenCiv
I love you. Find out what totally grosses me out, and never let it go. This will be our personal undead thread as you tease me about this vile
"food" for the rest of my days. I'm just glad that you're so much younger, so I get to die first and get away from you and this yicky thread.

But what are friends for, I guess? I am laughing MBO!
25 posted on 10/28/2011 6:45:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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