McDonald’s to Add Lab-Grown ‘Chicken’ McNuggets to its Menu

April 1, 2014 by  
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McDonald ‘s just announced it will be the first fast food restaurant in the United States to add lab-grown meat to its menu. Following the success of Sergey Brin’s lab-grown burger experiment in London last year, McDonald’s says they will ‘grow’ their own chicken McNuggets in special laboratories across New Jersey. The move is expected to reduce the number of real chickens needed to supply the company’s 35,000 outlets across the globe. Read the rest of McDonald’s to Add Lab-Grown ‘Chicken’ McNuggets to its Menu Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “april fools” , “sustainable agriculture” , chicken mcnuggets , fake meat , fast food , green fast food , lab grown meat , lab meat , livestock , mcdonalds , mcnuggets , PETA , stem cells , sustainable fast food , sustainable food        

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A Forest in Minnesota is Shaped Exactly Like the State Itself

April 1, 2014 by  
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It may look like a craftily Photoshopped April Fools’ joke, but this forest in Minnesota, visible on Google Maps , is shaped exactly like the state itself. The forest bares incredible resemblance to the MN border and, according to an ex-forester, has been around for some time. If this oddity leaves you unimpressed, check out the Minnesota-shaped lake located in the central part of the state. Read the rest of A Forest in Minnesota is Shaped Exactly Like the State Itself Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DNR Division of Forestry , forest design , forest fires , Google Maps oddly shaped forest , land art , landscaping , Minnesota forest , Minnesota foresters , Minnesota-shaped forest , mysterious land art , strangely shaped forest        

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Over 20,000 Kilograms of Fake Beef Seized in Xi’an, China

September 19, 2013 by  
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Late last week police seized over 20,000 kilograms of fake beef in the Chinese city of Xi’an . Police said that the fake meat, which was made from pork and treated with chemical additives such as paraffin wax and industrial salts, was convincingly altered to look like real beef. The news comes as a particularly disturbing shock to Xi’an’s large Muslim community, members of which likely purchased the fake beef assuming that it was halal. Read the rest of Over 20,000 Kilograms of Fake Beef Seized in Xi’an, China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , fake beef , fake meat , food safety , food scandal , industrial salts , meat scandal , paraffin wax , shaanxi , shaanxi province , toxic meat , xi’an        

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Faux Meat Throwdown: Would You Eat Sergey Brin’s Lab-Grown Beef Burger or Twitter-Backed Beyond Meat Chicken Strips?

August 7, 2013 by  
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This week we watched as taste testers sunk their teeth into the world’s first lab-grown beef hamburger , which cost $332,000 to grow and was funded in part by Google’s Sergey Brin. Meanwhile, there are plenty of affordable plant-based proteins, and companies such as Beyond Meat (in which Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams heavily invested) provide meat alternatives said to look, feel and taste like the real thing. But which would you rather eat – a burger made from 20,000 strips of muscle and lab-grown fat or chicken strips made mostly with soy protein ? Take our poll below! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Read the rest of Faux Meat Throwdown: Would You Eat Sergey Brin’s Lab-Grown Beef Burger or Twitter-Backed Beyond Meat Chicken Strips? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beef Burger , Beyond Meat Chicken Strip , beyond soy , fake chicken , fake meat , Lab-Grown , lab-grown burger , meat alternatives , plant-based protein , protein alternatives , research , Sergey Brin , soy chicken strips , soy-based protein alternatives , stem cells , the netherlands , Twitter-Backed projects        

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Aldi Supermarkets Find Up To 100% Horse Meat in Some Beef Products

February 11, 2013 by  
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Hamburger meat photo from Shutterstock In the latest development in the horse meat scandal, the Aldi supermarket chain just announced that some of its frozen beef products were found to contain up to 100 percent horse meat . The affair started in mid-January when food inspectors in Ireland found horse meat in burgers stocked by several UK supermarkets – including Tesco, Iceland and Lidl. The Food Standards Agency will meet the environment secretary, food suppliers and retailers on Saturday to discuss the issue. Read the rest of Aldi Supermarkets Find Up To 100% Horse Meat in Some Beef Products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aldi horse meat , beef products , beef scandal , Comigel horse meat , fake meat , Findus scandal , food security , food standards agency , health issues meat , horse meat scandal , Lidl horse meat , meat industry , meat production , supermarket chains , Tesco horse meat , urban food source , urban food systems

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First Test Tube Grown Hamburger Set to Debut by Fall 2012

February 20, 2012 by  
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©Gabriel Amadeus Mark Post’s test tube hamburger that we heard about last November is reportedly going to be ready for consumption by Autumn of 2012. Announced at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver this past Sunday, the scientist’s admittedly less than appetizing petri dish skeletal muscle tissue is in the laboratory phase with a goal to assemble into an edible burger by fall. The project has been able to move forward thanks to 250,000 euro in funds from a private investor. Read the rest of First Test Tube Grown Hamburger Set to Debut by Fall 2012 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American Association for the Advancement of Science , artificial meat , eco design , fake meat , green design , Mark Post , stem cell burger , stem cell meat , sustainable design , test tube hamburger , test tube meat , United Nations Environment Program

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