Now that "test-tube beef" has been unleashed on the world (as part of a stunt that created a lab-grown, $380,000 hamburger out of stem cells and a bovine "growth gel"), talking heads are weighing the gross-out factor with professional chefs. Dirty Candy's Amanda Cohen, Moto's Homaro Cantu, and Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone appeared on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, where they answer the pressing question, "Would you serve this in your restaurant?" (Spoiler alert: The answer is a resounding "no.")
Hayes makes an attempt to link the test-tube meat with Cohen's all-vegetarian and Cantu's molecular approaches, asking Cohen where exactly test-tube grown meat fits into the "meat/vegetable continuum." Says Cohen: "I think it would still be considering eating an animal." The video:
Video: Would you eat this burger?
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