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Watch the 'Googleburger' Taste Test

August 5, 2013, 5:42 PM
Googleburger

The first lab-made burger has been dubbed by some the Frankenburger. It has also been dubbed the 'Googleburger,' since Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, funded the $330,000 experiment as a potentially transformative project for the benefit of humanity. 

Brin sees three options for the future of our meat-consuming population. We could all become vegetarians, which is not very likely. We could ignore the issues, leading to continued environment harm. Or the third option, Brin says, is trying something new. 

So for this proof of concept, one important question is what does it taste like? After all, if lab-made meat products are to be sold in supermarkets in as little as 10 years, as some experts believe, 

Watch the taste test here:

 

 

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