29545759 submission Submission + - First hamburger with synthetic meat. Price tag: 250,000 (bbc.co.uk) Submitted by vikingpower on Tuesday February 21, 2012 @08:09AM vikingpower writes: "In-vitro or synthetic meat is a staple of science fiction literature as well as in the imagination of many. Researchers at the university of Maastricht ( The Netherlands) have managed to grow the first pieces of fully synthetic meat. The price of a full hamburger stuffed with this...uhm, well, stuff is estimated at 250,000 US dollars. The technical challenges have included giving the meat a pinkish colour and the right texture for cooking and eating, as well as ensuring that it feels and tastes like real meat"