A hamburger of grown meat! Oh yes, it is upon us! Until that time professor Mark Post is working on the quality of, so called, test-tube meat. As a Physiology professor at the university of Utrecht and Harvard, tissue engineering is his most important research area. Not only for medical applications but alsof or the food industry, which is remarkable. By cultivating beef from skeletal muscle stem cells, an alternative is created for traditional meat production, by cows and other livestock themselves. Why and how does this work and what does this mean for our future? The globally renowned Post will tell us.
Professor Mark Post is a medical doctor who has had several appointments as assistant professor at Utrecht University, Harvard University, as associate professor at Dartmouth college, and as full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology and Maastricht University. He currently holds the chair of the Physiology Department at Maastricht University. His main research interest is the engineering of tissues for medical applications and for food. The medical applications focus on the construction of blood vessels that can be used as grafts for coronary artery bypass grafting. Tissue engineering for Food has lead to the development of cultured beef from bovine skeletal muscle stem cells in an effort to supplement and perhaps transform the traditional meat production through livestock. Dr Post co-authored 150 papers in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and received during his career close to 30 million dollars in funding and awards from different sources including government, charity and industry. He plans to present the world's first hamburger from cultured beef in the beginning of 2013.
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Fascinating! Specially the 3d printed steak! Star trek food assembly machine.... not far in our future we will transmute our fecal matter as well as our dead right back into our food. Perfect recycling is the key to sustainability!09/11/2015
what a load of shit!27/10/2015
I think lab grown lamb meat or turkey meat is also very attractive but it will be good if it contains some lab grown lamb or turkey fat cells which will give the taste people want ; I mean why not invest also in the technology of some cheaper kind of "delicacy meats"? People will appreciate the taste of a delicacy meat - I'm sure :30/05/2015
This is an excellent way to save the environment, animals and world hunger. There is nothing gross about eating a meat done in vitro in comparision to eating dead animals who suffered. It is surely way more healthy without antibiotics, gmo's and deadly bacterias than factory farmed meat too, and it can satisfy those people who just do not want to go on a plant-based diet and stop eating meat. I hope this advances quickly!04/04/2015
I really like this15/11/2014
Perfect food for the slaves of the future.
Surely not something the owners would eat, they would have the real thing. Just like they do now, feeding GMO to the people of UK, and insisting on NON GMO Organic for themselves. - Nothing has changed.