200iso" (200iso) wrote in winnipegveg,

Death/Cruelty Free Meat, Coming Soon to a Kitchen Near You

This community is ridiculously dead these days...

I wondering what you guys think about recent advances in the artifical meat world, developed by NASA.

"August 16, 2005 Experiments for NASA space missions have shown that small amounts of edible meat can be created in a lab. But the technology that could grow chicken nuggets without the chicken, on a large scale, may not be just a science fiction fantasy. In a recent paper in the Tissue Engineering journal, a team of scientists has proposed two new techniques of tissue engineering that may one day lead to affordable production of in vitro - lab grown - meat for human consumption."

"The idea of culturing meat is to create an edible product that tastes like cuts of beef, poultry, pork, lamb or fish and has the nutrients and texture of meat."

"'On the other hand, cultured meat could appeal to people concerned about food safety, the environment, and animal welfare, and people who want to tailor food to their individual tastes,' says Matheny. The paper even suggests that meat makers may one day sit next to bread makers on the kitchen counter."

Complete article: http://www.gizmag.com/go/4439/

Cultured meat would seem to address most (if not all) concerns of ethical vegetarians.

Would you eat it?
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