Hamburger Made in a Laboratory
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:40 PM CDT

Hand it to Dutch scientist Mark Post. He not only created a "hamburger" in a laboratory. He got the media to give him the benefit of the doubt when he cooked and consumed the cultured meat.

According to the New York Times, one of his two fellow tasters said "the bite feels like a conventional hamburger" but the meat tasted like "an animal protein cake." If that sounds like a euphemism for "yuck," the journalistic accounts of the London tasting I read were too polite to say so.

Post even won plaudits from animal-rights advocate Peter Singer. "I haven't eaten ...

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