Growing burgers in a lab

Biochemists at Impossible Foods are on a quest to develop plant-based hamburgers that match the texture, aroma, and flavor of real meat. [11 photos total]

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Journalists taste test the plant based hamburgers during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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Workers assemble the plant-based hamburger patties during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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Workers arrange portions of the plant-based hamburger patties for testing during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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A small scale fermentor using yeast to produce the leghemoglobin for a plant-based hamburger is displayed during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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Plant-based hamburger patties are on display during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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A small scale production line of the leghemoglobin for a plant-based hamburger is displayed during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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Workers assemble the plant-based hamburger patties during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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Engineering manager Adam Shanebrook displays a small scale fermentor using yeast to produce the leghemoglobin for a plant-based hamburger during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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Journalists surround the plant-based hamburger patties on display during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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Ingredients for plant-based hamburgers, including a protein gel, are on display during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #
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The completed plant-based hamburger is displayed during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) #

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