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Meat Shmeat!
Posted May 14th, 2013 @ 7:58am

Like expensive burgers? How about one that costs $325,000? While tasting a burger this expensive might be tempting, there's something you should know first: The reason this burger is so expensive is because it was grown in a lab from 20,000 thin strips of "cultured muscle tissue."

Yep, lab-burgers are being tested to see if the middle man – or "middle cow," actually – can be all but eliminated in the future, thus helping the environment and possibly convincing vegetarians to consume meat.

According to researchers, “It’s really about the conversion of feed to meat … In cultured meat production it’s much more efficient; only the meat is produced, and not all the other parts.” You want fries with that?

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