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World's First Test Tube Burger Tasted in London

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August 5, 2013
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Scientists on Monday unveiled the world's first lab-grown beef burger, serving it up to volunteers in London in what they hope is the start of a food revolution. The five ounce patty, which cost more than 250,000 euros ($330,000) to produce, has been made using strands of meat grown from muscle cells taken from a living cow.


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Reuters (Aug. 5, 2013) — A slice of history is served up as the world's first test-tube burger, made from lab-grown meat, is cooked and eaten in London. Hayley Platt asks if artificial food will be the answer to food shortages.
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From Petri Dish to Plate, a $330K Hamburger

From Petri Dish to Plate, a $330K Hamburger

AP (Aug. 5, 2013) — The world's first test tube burger was cooked and eaten in a demonstration of "cultured beef" technology. Volunteers said it lacked flavor, but its developer hopes lab-grown meat can help the environment and feed a growing population.
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The Rice Story

The Rice Story

Thomson Reuters Foundation (Apr. 23, 2012) — The plastic tube is 40 cm long and 15 cm wide and there are tiny holes on all sides. It looks ordinary enough, but according to scientists, this humble tube could save up to 30 percent of water used in producing rice - a staple food for more than half the world's population and arguably the single biggest user of water on the planet.
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Restaurant Debuts Grasshopper Burger

Restaurant Debuts Grasshopper Burger

Buzz60 (Nov. 27, 2013) — New York restaurant Antojeria La Popular unveils its new grasshopper burger called the 'grasswhopper.' It's not the first insect item on the menu. Leigh Scheps explains why this trend is growing.
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