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Is it really worth it?


SCIENTISTS have grown meat in the laboratory for the first time. Experts in Holland used cells from a live pig to replicate growth in a petri dish.

The advent of so-called "in-vitro" or cultured meat could reduce the billions of tons of greenhouse gases emitted each year by farm animals - if people are willing to eat it.

So far the scientists have not tasted it, but they believe the breakthrough could lead to sausages and other processed products being made from laboratory meat in as little as five years' time.

There's already an array of vegetarian meat substitutes that "reduce the billions of tons of greenhouse gases emitted each year by farm animals". I recognize that not everyone finds it an acceptable alternative to the real thing. But it doesn't sound like this stuff would be any better. And i would think the "ick" factor is much higher here.

By fnord12 | December 1, 2009, 12:07 PM | Science


I'd try it. Do you get super powers from the ensuing mutations?

I'd still try it.

It's a first step. There are some people, like, you know, me, for example, who will never be a vegetarian. But I can imagine a future where you can grow a steak in a petri dish that I wouldn't mind eating ;).

grown meat = no bones
which means no bone marrow meat and no cartilage.


how soon before they start the spam production?