In vitro beef and other fake food.

My Health & Fitness column in the Aiken Standard this week is about the in vitro burger you no doubt heard about in the news. Would you eat meat that was created in a laboratory? Many people would say no, mostly because it seems “unnatural.”

But most of us eat plenty of processed and modified foods every day. Aren’t these foods also unnatural?

You can learn more about the story behind the creation as well as results of the first taste test of the “test tube” burger at the following links:

A good New York Times story about the taste test here.

An article in Scientific American here:

If you are looking for something to listen to while you exercise, try this radio story on Science Friday on NPR.

Another New York Times story about the creation of the burger is here.

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