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The Test Tube Hamburger Is Closer Than You Think (And More Delicious)

• http://www.businessinsider.com, Sam Ro
 Dutch scientist Mark Post is cooking up something extraordinary in his lab: A hamburger.

It's called The Cultured Beef Project and it's happening at Maastrict University.

Still in development, Post hopes to have grown enough beef to make a hamburger by October.

And Post isn't pursuing this project because he's a mad scientist. His ultimate goal is to develop a sustainable source of food that will meet the ever growing demand for meat without destroying and depleting the limited resources on Earth.

From NASA To Your Grocery Store

This isn't a new idea. Years ago, NASA began experimenting with lab-grown meat so that astronauts might eventually have a new source of food for long space voyages.


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