Would You Like Algae Fries With That?

Here’s our second “ew ew ew ew ew ew ew” story of the day:

After five years in production and testing, that something new — a burger made out of billions of lab-grown cells — was cooked and eaten today in front of a large crowd in London. You can watch the video here, but a researcher who tasted the burger described it as “soft” with “some intense taste” but said it wasn’t “juicy” and that she missed the salt and pepper.

Not exactly a rave review for such an expensive piece of meat, but there is still a lot of work to be done. According to Cultured Beef, it will be 10 to 20 years before this burger is ready for mass consumption.


Beef comes from cattle. Its finest cut is the ribeye, seasoned simply with salt and pepper, then grilled over fire.

You just can’t do that in a lab. Not now, not 20 years from now.

I mean… look at what Sergey Brin’s $994,200 hath wrought.


And then there’s this, which came off my grill a couple weeks back and cost eight or nine bucks.


Case closed.


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