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The World's First "Test Tube" Burger
Two volunteers offered their taste buds on Monday to test the first beef patty created in a lab, a burger that cost almost $400,000 to make.
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A new Cultured Beef Burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle, is held by the man who developed the burger, Professor Mark Post of Netherland's Maastricht University, during a the world's first public tasting event for the food product in London, Monday Aug. 5, 2013. The Cultured Beef could help solve the coming food crisis and combat climate change according to the producers of the burger which cost some 250,000 euros (US dlrs 332,000) to produce. (AP Photo / David Parry, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

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Food Scientist Hanni Rutzler inspects a burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle, which has been developed by Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, not pictured, during a the world's first public tasting event for the food product in London, Monday Aug. 5, 2013. The Cultured Beef could help solve the coming food crisis and combat climate change according to the producers of the burger which cost some 250,000 euros (US dlrs 332,000) to produce. (AP Photo / David Parry, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

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A new Cultured Beef Burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle, is cooked by chef Richard McGeown during the world's first public tasting event for the food product held in London, Monday Aug. 5, 2013. The cultured beef product was developed by Professor Mark Post, not pictured, of Netherland's Maastricht University. The Cultured Beef could help solve the coming food crisis and combat climate change according to the producers of the burger which cost some 250,000 euros (US dlrs 332,000) to produce. (AP Photo / David Parry, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

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American author and journalist Josh Schonwald, tastes a burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle during the world's first public tasting event for the new food product in London, Monday Aug. 5, 2013. The cultured beef burger has been developed by Professor Mark Post of Netherlands Maastricht University, not pictured. The Cultured Beef could eventually help solve the coming food crisis and combat climate change according to the producers of the burger which cost some 250,000 euros (US dlrs 332,000) to produce. (AP Photo / David Parry, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

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A new Cultured Beef Burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle, is held by the man who developed the burger, Professor Mark Post of Netherland's Maastricht University, during a the world's first public tasting event for the food product in London, Monday Aug. 5, 2013. The Cultured Beef could help solve the coming food crisis and combat climate change according to the producers of the burger which cost some 250,000 euros (US dlrs 332,000) to produce. (AP Photo / David Parry, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

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Mark Post, developer of the stem cell burger, poses before the first public tasting, in London, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. For hamburgers that cost more than $300,000 to produce, you might expect fries and a shake too. But this is no ordinary burger being served to two volunteer taste-testers in London on Monday. This meat was grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle. Mark Post, whose team at Maastricht University in the Netherlands developed the burger after five years of research, hopes that making meat in labs could eventually help solve the food crisis and fight climate change. (AP Photo/Bogdan Maran)
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The World's First "Test Tube" Burger

Two volunteers offered their taste buds on Monday to test the first beef patty created in a lab, a burger that cost almost $400,000 to make.

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