“There is quite some flavor … quite some intense taste,” said food scientist Hanni Rützler, looking perhaps a tiny bit queasy as she tasted the lab-grown meat that premiered publicly for the first time this morning in London. “It is close to meat.”
Added Josh Schonwald, author of “The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches From the Future of Food” and the meat’s second official taster, “the texture has a feel like meat.” He ranked it as existing somewhere between a meat-imitating Boca Burger and a McDonald’s burger.
This synthetic meat business brings up some interesting questions for those who have a moral issue with eating farm/factory raised animals. Is lab-grown meat going to be taboo? (Right now it’s insanely expensive to grow even a single patty so it’s not something we’ll have to deal with for quite some time.) SCIENCE!