The world's premier artificial, $US300,000
3D-printed burger lab-grown finally its way into human mouths today. Turns out it tastes pretty weird. Go figure.
BBC correspondant Pallab Ghosh was present at the meat's inaugural tasting event, and has been live-tweeting the tasters metered reaction to the lab-grown meat.
Hanni says she texpected texture to be softer. It's close to meat but not juicy -- Pallab Ghosh (@BBCPallab) August 5, 2013
There's no fat in the burger so tasters say not the right flavour -- Pallab Ghosh (@BBCPallab) August 5, 2013
Both want ketchup! -- Pallab Ghosh (@BBCPallab) August 5, 2013
Apparently the appearance and texture are both pretty close, but the taste, the taste just isn't quite right. If
3D-printed lab-grown meat really is the future of the burger industry, it looks like it still has a long road ahead before it can climb out of the uncanny valley of testtube-meat. In the meantime, questionable dollar menu meat is probably still the way to go. [Pallab Ghosh via Engadget]