Food News Pop: Lab-grown Hamburger Short on Flavor

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Two volunteers who took the first public bites of hamburger grown in a laboratory gave it good marks for texture but agreed there was something missing. "I miss the salt and pepper," said Austrian nutritionist Hanni Ruetzler. U.S. journalist Josh Schonwald confessed to a difficulty in judging a burger "without ketchup or onions or jalapenos or bacon." A hamburger made from cow muscle grown in a laboratory was fried, served and eaten in London in an odd demonstration of one view of the future of food. New Zealand?s trade minister said China has stopped imports of all milk powder from New Zealand and Australia, after bacteria that can cause botulism was found in some dairy products and raised safety concerns, particularly in the infant formula market. The dairy giant Fonterra, which is based in New Zealand, identified eight companies to which it had sold contaminated whey protein concentrate that was exported to China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Saudi Arabia

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