Sergey Brin Puts Money Into Growing Burgers In A Lab

Posted Aug 5, 2013

Billionaire Google co-founder Sergey Brin has a few dollars to invest in projects that he finds interesting.  One of the more interesting projects that he is funding is a project based on creating the world’s first lab grown burger, according to CNET.  You will notice in the photo above that these burgers are grown using cells from a cow’s shoulder.  The cells were grown in strips of meat that was mushed into a patty.  No cows were killed in the process.

“We have a vision in our minds of pristine farms, couple of cows, couple of chickens, but that’s not actually how meat gets produced today,” stated Brin in an interview with Guardian.

This project costed around 250,000 euros.  This investment could be well worth it if this process becomes cost-effective enough to go mainstream.

The project was spearheaded by faculty at Maastricht University.  The burger was cooked and eaten at an event in London today.

[Image Credit: via CNET]