MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — Scientists at Maastricht University in
the Netherlands are experimenting with stem cells in an effort to produce the
first lab-grown hamburger later this year, BBC News
The researchers have used stem cells to create strips of muscle
tissue that they hope will lead to the development of a more efficient way of
producing meat than farming animals.
The muscle tissue, which resembles strips of off-white calamari
in appearance, will be mixed with blood and artificially grown fat to produce
“The reason we are doing this is not to show a viable product but
to show that in reality we can do this," said Professor Mark Post.