NFU: Farmed beef is sustainable

The National Farmers' Union has said that it believes that ordinary farmed beef is sustainable - something that some scientists disagree with.

Samples of a store-bought burger (L) next to a lab-produced one (C) Credit: Maastricht University

A spokesperson added: "Beef farmers are proud of their farming which delivers great tasting, sustainable food for British consumers while also offering significant benefits for the environment, landscape and the rural economy."

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First test tube burger unveiled

The world's first test-tube burger, made from lab-grown meat, has been cooked and eaten in London. The 5oz (142g) patty, which cost £250,000 to produce, was dished up by its creator before an invited audience.