Google co-founder Sergey Brin funded the world’s first lab-grown beef burger, which was cooked and eaten in London on Monday.
The taste still needs work; but the idea is good.
The hamburger’s creator, Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University, believes that so-called Cultured Beef could solve the coming food crisis and help combat climate change.
There are also ethical concerns about how factory-farmed animals are treated.
“When you see how these cows are treated, it’s certainly something I’m not comfortable with,” Brin said in a film sponsored by the Cultured Beef project.
That’s why the billionaire Internet entreprenuer backed the €250,000 ($US331,200) project.
“Some people think this is science fiction,” Brin said. “I actually think that’s a good thing. If what you’re doing is not seen by people as science fiction, it’s not transformative enough.”
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