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Sergey Brin

Seems like it is (innovative foods) on the cusp of viability and, if it succeeds ... can be really transformative for the world.
co-founder, Google

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (born August 1973) is an American business magnate and computer scientist who, with Larry Page, co-founded Google. 

Sergey Brin is the funder behind the first lab grown beef burger which had it’s first public taste test in August 2013. He bankrolled the project cost of $330,000 that went into the creation of the first lab grown hamburger. In his own words, he was looking for an investment opportunity in a technology that was on the ‘cusp of viability’, which if successful has the potential to be ‘really transformative for the world’.

While the initial development costs have indeed been high, he is confident that with the proof of concept now having been firmly established, the technology can now ‘really scale by leaps and bounds’.

Web Links

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d82b9398-fde3-11e2-8785-00144feabdc0.html#axzz...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/lab-grown-beef-tas...

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqlYDVR9HvI

 

Quotes: 
Seems like it is (innovative foods) on the cusp of viability and, if it succeeds ... can be really transformative for the world.
One is that we all become vegetarian. I don’t think that’s really likely. The second is we ignore the issues and that leads to continued environmental harm, and the third is that we do something new
It’s really proof of concept right now, we’re trying to create the first cultured beef burger. From there I’m optimistic that we can really scale by leaps and bounds.