|Hamburgers by uberculture/Flickr|
See what the taste experts say about the taste of this "meat' in this clip.
Clearly not yet as tasty as "real" meat. See also the following interview by Allan Little of BBC's Hardtalk with Professor Mark Post:
BBC's Hardtalk with Professor Mark Post
According to a poll by the British newspaper The Guardian, 68% of respondents would eat lab-grown meat, while 32% said no.
Whether lab-grown meat will be the holy grail for the growing numbers of people wanting to eat meat at affordable prices remains to be seen. As far as I'm concerned part of the solution to this increased meat demand is by educating people about all the negative traits of meat - whether "produced' naturally or in the future in a lab -. Not only is meat very expensive and unsustainable for the planet, it also is one of the main causes of heart disease and cancer. You don't have to be a vegetarian to see that this experiment and debate can be shortened by switching to healthier ways of eating, including less meat or even veggie burgers. However, what is likelier to happen is that meat prices indeed will rise before the synthetic burger is viable, and then meat production may become even more unsustainable and unhealthy in order to try to meet the demand.