As we approach upcoming years with uncertainty of population and food availability, researchers and producers are discovering new ways to feed the growing world. Scientists in London have just developed a new opportunity for our taste buds. They grew hamburger. This isn’t your normal burger than you would get from a meat or grocery store. It was created from stem cells from cattle in a laboratory.
As a beef producer myself, I am skeptical this “petri burger” will taste as good as the home grown, corn-fed beef raised on my farm in Ohio. However, it raises a great discussion piece. What will be the most economical, sustainable ways to provide for a growing world? If creating petri beef can decrease food and production costs, it sounds like a great long-term plan. Once a burger doesn’t cost nearly $300,000 a piece, perhaps? I would be up for a taste.
What do you think about this petri beef?