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Frankenburger makes debut

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NETHERLANDS (CNN) -- The humble hamburger is making its first debut in a lab.

It looks like a burger, it cooks like a burger, but this "beef" patty was grown in a lab, not a cow. Perhaps it's the beginning of a revolution in meat production.

Critics have already labeled it a "Frankenburger," and say it should never replace conventional meat.

"There is quite an intense taste. It's close to meat. It's not that juicy, but the consistency is perfect," nutritional researcher Hanni Rutzler said during a taste test.

Scientists created the "frankenburger" by taking stem cells from a living cow and growing them to create muscle tissue. The process took three months and cost about $300,000, making it the most expensive burger in the world.

 

 

 

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