At 1pm UK time on the 5th of August 2013 in London Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University unveiled the world’s first Cultured Beef burger. The first recognizable meat product created using culturing techniques, the Cultured Beef burger is vital proof of concept for meat culturing techniques. At an event attended by 200 journalists and academics the Cultured Beef burger was cooked and tasted live. The burger was made up of around 20,000 muscle strands grown in Mark Post’s laboratory. The burger was made with a little egg powder and breadcrumbs and a few other common burger ingredients. It was tasted by Mark Post, food writer Josh Schonwald and nutritional researcher Hanni Rützler. The burger was cooked by Chef Richard McGeown, of Couch’s Great House Restaurant in Cornwall.
Click on the video below to watch the presentation.