First lab-grown burger may cost $50 at anticipated 2020 restaurant debut

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Food critics tasted the first lab-grown hamburger, shown above.

On April 15, Bruce Friedrich ascended a stage in Vancouver, Canada to give a TED Talk to a packed room about how cell-cultured meats might one day feed the global population the meat it craves, only grown from cells in bioreactors, without all the environmental degradation that comes with raising and slaughtering livestock.

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This is all stuff that Friedrich—the executive director of the Good Food Institute, a non-profit organization that supports cell-cultured meat startups and sometimes lobbies on their behalf—has said before. What is new is that….Friedrich attached the $50 price tag to a burger…

He said he thinks cell-cultured meats will become available in limited spots in 2020, though at least one Silicon Valley startup, JUST, has said it will get a product to market even sooner.

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