Shirley S. Wang
The Wall Street Journal
August 5, 2013
Maybe it could have used ketchup.
Dutch scientists on Monday unveiled a hamburger made from beef grown
in a lab—not raised on a farm—that was then cooked and eaten at a West
London arts and television studio.
The lab-grown burger, unveiled from under a silver warming dish, was
nestled in a clear circular dish. It appeared to have the texture of raw
ground beef but was given its pink hue from red beet juice and saffron.
The patty, which also contained bread crumbs and a binder to hold the
meat together, was then fried in sunflower oil and butter and
taste-tested by a food writer and a food scientist who weren’t involved
in the research, at a news briefing in front of an audience of about