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People eat first "Google burger" (8th August, 2013)

Two people ate meat that was grown in a lab. It is the first time anyone has done this. It was part of a $380,000 project run by Google boss Sergey Brin. Scientists took two months to grow 20,000 tiny pieces of meat from a cow's stem cells. They added salt, egg, breadcrumbs and other things in the burger. Mr Brin hopes we will eat lab meat in ten years. He doesn't want animals killed for food. He thinks this meat is good for the environment.


 
 

Two food experts tested the beef burger. A chef fried it in sunflower oil. Food scientist Hanni Rutzler said it was "close to meat" but it "lacked juiciness" and was a little tough. Writer Josh Schonwald said it was a little dry because it had no fat, but was like a real burger. Many journalists wanted a taste, but there was only one burger. Researcher Mark Post said his children would get any leftovers. Cells from one cow can produce 175 million burgers.


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Sources:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/worlds-first-lab-grown-beef-burger-2127451#ixzz2bBEeqQB8 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/06/us-science-meat-in-vitro-idUKBRE9740PL20130806 http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/aug/05/google-sergey-brin-synthetic-beef-hamburger

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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

people ate meat that was

a.

of meat

2.

It is the first time anyone

b.

for food

3.

tiny pieces

c.

salt

4.

a cow's stem

d.

environment

5.

They added

e.

has done this

6.

we will eat lab

f.

cells

7.

animals killed

g.

meat in ten years

8.

good for the

h.

grown in a lab



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

food

a.

fat

2.

fried it

b.

one cow

3.

a little

c.

a taste

4.

it had no

d.

experts

5.

journalists wanted

e.

million burgers

6.

children would get any

f.

in sunflower oil

7.

Cells from

g.

leftovers

8.

produce 175

h.

tough





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Two people ate (1) ___________________ in a lab. It is the first time anyone (2) ___________________. It was part of a $380,000 project run by Google boss Sergey Brin. Scientists took two (3) ___________________ 20,000 tiny pieces of meat from a cow's stem cells. (4) ___________________, egg, breadcrumbs and other things in the burger. Mr Brin (5) ___________________ eat lab meat in ten years. He doesn't want animals killed for food. He thinks this meat (6) ___________________ environment.

Two food (7) ___________________ beef burger. A chef fried it in sunflower oil. Food scientist Hanni Rutzler said it was "close to meat" but it "(8) ___________________ " and was a little tough. Writer Josh Schonwald said it was (9) ___________________ because it had no fat, but was (10) ___________________. Many journalists wanted a taste, but (11) ___________________ burger. Researcher Mark Post said his children would get any leftovers. Cells (12) ___________________ produce 175 million burgers.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Twopeopleatemeatthatwasgrowninalab.Itisthefirsttimeanyone
hasdonethis.Itwaspartofa$380,000projectrunbyGooglebossSe
rgeyBrin.Scientiststooktwomonthstogrow20,000tinypiecesofm
eatfromacow'sstemcells.Theyaddedsalt,egg,breadcrumbsando
therthingsintheburger.MrBrinhopeswewilleatlabmeatintenyear
s.Hedoesn'twantanimalskilledforfood.Hethinksthismeatisgoodf
ortheenvironment.Twofoodexpertstestedthebeefburger.Acheff
rieditinsunfloweroil.FoodscientistHanniRutzlersaiditwas"closet
omeat"butit"lackedjuiciness"andwasalittletough.WriterJoshSc
honwaldsaiditwasalittledrybecauseithadnofat,butwaslikearealb
urger.Manyjournalistswantedataste,buttherewasonlyoneburge
r.ResearcherMarkPostsaidhischildrenwouldgetanyleftovers.Cell
sfromonecowcanproduce175millionburgers.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about burgers for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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