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Would you eat synthetic meat?

By Gary R, in , posted: 5-Jun-2007 13:41

An interesting article over at El'Reg where it is reported that Dutch boffins have grown pig meat in a petri dish. There is a lot of work to do but it does have enormous possibilities. I personally know vegetarians who don't eat meat because it is 'cruel' and that insidious organisation PETA tries to have us all believe that 'meat is murder'. Well, if it is grown in a petri dish it is hardly cruel in fact it could be called 'vegetarian friendly'. Imagine a future where all meat is grown in vats. No more rump stake just the choicest pieces of fillet. The possibilities are endless, the Japanese could eat whale without ever killing another animal and we could all try endangered species, such as Lion and Tiger, without ever endangering a species again.

I for one think that this is a terrific idea that should be supported by NZ. If we were smart enough we could lead the world in growing meat in the lab as we do on the farm today, we could develop the technologies and then sell them to the rest of the world. We could even lab 'farm' extinct Moa for that really traditional fare. I don't think our sheep, beef and pig farmers should be too worried just yet but in 10 to 20 years who knows what might happen.

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Comment by stevonz, on 5-Jun-2007 13:59

Nah, it dosen't do it for me... I like my steak rare. How would they get the blood into the meat? Or more importantly, what synthetic blood product would they use instead???

Hmmm baby back ribs!!!

Author's note by Jama, on 5-Jun-2007 14:03

Good point stevonz I also like rare steak and you need blood for that. They might need to work on the synthetic blood as well.

Comment by rscole86, on 5-Jun-2007 14:34

You could always use your own blood? When you donate, get them to put a bit aside for you to add to your meat.

Comment by Laurabot, on 5-Jun-2007 15:22

From vegetarians point of view..

i know the reason i dont eat meat is because of the whole 'killing animals is wrong' thing

but even not eating it for so long the thought of biting into a huge steak just makes me feel sick in the stomach. and even the thought of eating synthetic meat makes me feel a little queasy..

what would it be made out of?

pig meat still? except it has just been steroided up and full of bacteria?

sounds a bit weird

Author's note by Jama, on 5-Jun-2007 15:37

Thats another point - no more e coli, salmonella, listeria or other potentially fatal food borne diseases. The syn meat could be manufactured to be bacteria resistant.

Comment by paradoxsm, on 5-Jun-2007 20:51

They'll be growing hearts and little alien mutants next.

Oh great, what sick stuff will they grow next!

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