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By Lenore Skomal Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: February 20th, 2012
First test tube hamburger to unveil this fall

You read about the headless chicken solution over the weekend in this blog. Now get ready for the first test tube hamburger.

That’s right. Grown from the stem cells from a cow, researchers are certain they will successfully produce the first hamburger by this fall, because they will have amassed enough tissue.

Announced at a symposium over the weekend in Vancouver, the research conducted by Maastricht University in the Netherlands is courtesy of an anonymous donor who has concerns about the growing demand for beef products and the strain it puts on the global ecosystem.

It’s no secret the commercial meat industry has a huge consumption of natural resources, an overall damaging effect on the planet and is under attack for its inhumane practices to animals.

Livestock production hasn’t changed with the times, say those committed to finding other forms of producing beef without raising cattle. And because of that, it’s a huge industry that is ready to topple.

They are convinced that test tube meat that tastes the same as the real deal is a solution, since most die-hard meat eaters will not likely follow the U.N.’s Environment Program’s insistence that we turn over to a global vegetarian diet.

Test tube meat? Well, what do you expect to come out of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, entitled “The Next Agricultural Revolution.”

You can read the whole story here at Raw Story.

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