Where is the REAL beef in that hot dog?

February 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment

Canadians don’t like to fake it when it comes to their culinary habits. EH?

A Dutch scientist is discussing his research into artificial meat made from stem cells at a Canadian meeting this week. The aim of the research is to develop a more efficient way of producing meat than rearing animals. At a major science meeting in Canada, Prof Mark Post said synthetic meat could reduce the environmental footprint of meat by up to 60%. “We would gain a tremendous amount in terms of resources,” he said. Professor Post’s group at Maastricht University in the Netherlands has grown small pieces of muscle about 2cm long, 1cm wide and about a mm thick. They are off-white and resemble strips of calamari in appearance. These strips will be mixed with blood and artificially grown fat to produce a hamburger by the autumn.

Clink for more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16972761

Here is the question. Would you pay $US69.00 for a hot dog made in a Petri dish?
I think not!

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