LAB BURGER eaten for first time. Cyberpunk++


My fetish with cyberpunk demands that I eat lab meat at least once in my life. With the way things are progressing on the Blue Marble, I imagine I may be “enjoying” this luxury sooner than later. I mean shit — some lab meat was mowed upon just today!

A delicious lab-burger, comprising meat grown in a test tube rather than hacked from the corpse of a once-living creature, was eaten for the first time today at a news conference in London. Genetic material was taken from a cow and “turned into strips of muscle” that were then combined into a patty, reports the BBC.

Upon tasting the burger, Austrian food researcher Ms Ruetzler said: “I was expecting the texture to be more soft… there is quite some intense taste; it’s close to meat, but it’s not that juicy. The consistency is perfect, but I miss salt and pepper.”

She added: “This is meat to me. It’s not falling apart.”

[Boing Boing]