How to Grow a Burger

Mark Post, a medical physiologist at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, has grown a burger in his lab. CNN reports the development cost about $380,000 to develop. If you have that funding and are interested in trying it yourself, here's what you do:

1. Take muscle stem cells from cattle.

2. Cultivate them in a lab.

3. Combine 20,000 strips of the cultured muscle with lab-grown fat to create synthetic hamburger meat.

Alternatively, you could get invited to a secret London event next week where the burger will be purportedly served for the first time, and see if you can snag a bite.

The easiest route to satisfying burger cravings remains picking up some traditional ground beef and cooking up your own juicy burger (like Alton Brown's tried and true burger recipe pictured above.)

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