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Poll: Would you eat a lab-grown burger?

The world’s first lab-grown burger will be sampled in London today but would you be tempted to take a bite.

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THE WORLD’S FIRST lab-grown or test tube burger will be eaten in public today after scientists from the Netherlands developed the food entirely in their laboratory.

Using thousands of stem cells from cows Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University developed the food and hopes that it is the first step in making such burgers available in the supermarkets within the next ten years.

The idea is that the burgers will look and  taste like the real thing but be produced with far less of an environmental impact than there currently is in the production of burgers and other meat products. While some will welcome the innovation, others will be cautious about just how much of our food is now being developed in a lab instead of grown in a field.

But what do you think? Would you eat a lab-grown burger?


Poll Results:

No (2371)
Don't know (1879)
Yes (1238)



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