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VIDEO: Lab-Grown Burgers Are Cheaper, But Still Gross?

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When science first announced that meat could be synthesized in a lab, the cost to "grow" a hamburger was an astounding $325,000. Two years later, and the price has dropped to around $11!

In this short video, our experts discuss if a lower price makes it more appealing, or if the whole "grown in a lab" thing is gross.


What about you, readers? Would you eat a lab-grown burger? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments below!


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4 comments
B from C
"Ocean's dying, plankton's dying... it's people. *Soylent Green is made out of people.* They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!" -- Det. Thorn, Soylent Green (1973)
who897
If it means not having to kill a living thinking animal, I'm all for it. So, come on science get a box of Bubba grown burgers unter $10!
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
It totally depends what it actually looks like...
VoidAndNull
Most interesting, but I would like to see a ... um delicate woman's point of view on this. Knowing the full process of how they grow the meat would be very important also, as you would need to know if they use some dangerous chemicals to help stimulate the cells to reproduce... such as a steroid or other hormone that you would then be ingesting that could mess you up.
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