9:29 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Carnivores Rejoice? Science Creates World's First Lab-Grown Burger

On Monday, scientists presented the world's first lab-grown burger. Would you eat one? (Pictured: traditional, field-raised cheeseburger.)
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Boston Public Radio show for 8/6/2013.

Using stem cells from cattle, scientists  have successfully synthesized the first edible beef in a laboratory. The discovery could ease demand for land-raised meat while lessening the environmental impact from meat consumption. Would you try a burger from the lab? Jim and Margery opened the lines to hear from callers. Tweet us, or comment on our Facebook page or in the comments below.

Also on BPR:

  • Charlie Baker offered ways to develop meaningful hospital ratings for consumers.
  • Dr. Eric Goralnick, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses lessons learned from the Boston Bombings
  • Dedham native Alexanderia The Great talked about her Houdini-esque escape routine on NBC's "America's Got Talent." You can watch her performance here.
  • MBTA Transit Police caught a break when a simple innovation led to crime reduction. Transit Police Deputy Chief Robert E. Lenehan, Jr. talked to Jim and Margery about the invention of the cardboard cop.

A cardboard cutout of an MBTA police officer has reduced bike thefts at Alewife Station. Feel safer?
Credit MBTA Transit Police

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