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Scientists Cooking Up First Test Tube Burger

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File photo of a partially eaten double hamburger. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a partially eaten double hamburger. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (WAOK) – Scientists in London will be cooking and sampling the world’s first test tube burger today. The five-ounce beef patty cost more than 380-thousand dollars to produce and is made of thousands of tiny meat strips grown from cow stem cells. Dutch scientist Mark Post thinks his creation could mean lab-grown meat will start showing up in supermarkets in about ten years. He’s hoping the test tube burger will be a first step toward creating ethical and environmentally-friendly meat. Animal rights groups like PETA support the meat experiment because it might lead to a major reduction in large scale factory farming and what they consider cruel treatment of animals.

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