Scientists Make Meat – level 3

07-03-2019 15:00

A laboratory in the Netherlands uses cow muscle and fat to grow meat, revolutionising what we eat.

Currently, a little piece of meat costs around $12,500 to make, but professor Mark Post said that the laboratory has an investor from the meat industry, and he envisions that it will take about three years to get the first hamburger on the market.

It will be still rather expensive and in small production, so it will target only specialty restaurants at a price of 12–14 dollars for a hamburger, but the price will inevitably come down in the years after that. The production will be more resource efficient and it will hit the supermarket seven years from now, according to the professor’s guess.

A butcher said that people are very sceptical and nervous about manufactured products as it is, and scientists agree that public acceptance is key to the success of this product.

Difficult words: envision (imagine a future possibility), inevitably (certainly).

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