Lab grown meat just dropped in price 99.9%

Mike Gillam, 9 April 2015

Burgers from a test tube now cost less than Wagyu steak or an authentic Kobe beef burger.

In 2013, Maastrich University researchers announced that they had created a hamburger made completely out of beef grown in a lab. Mark Post, one of those Dutch professors, recently estimated on an interview with ABC news that the cost to make a lab grown burger has dropped to $11 a patty, or about $80 per kilogram. (Wagyu beef costs $33/ounce. Kobe beef costs $200 a pound.) The burger is made by incubating calf muscle stem cells in a nutrient of fetal calf serum.

So how does lab meat taste?


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