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In-Vitro Meat

Posted April 02, 2015 12:00 AM by CR4 Guest Author

Expect to hear a lot more about in-vitro meat (aka cultured meat) in the coming years, as the price of natural beef, poultry and fish increase, while ethical discussions of factory farming persist. In-vitro meat is technically not cruel to animals since the flesh has been lab generated and was never part of a living animal.

The cultivation of muscular fibers started in the early 1970s and involved muscle from animals taken and grown in cell culture. Stem cells from animals have also been used to explore the technology. This is artificially grown tissue that can be cooked and eaten, just as a slaughtered animal.

In fact the first in-vitro hamburger was very publicly eaten during a press conference in London in 2013. The problem is that in vitro meat is still fairly expensive, but if price issues are dealt with it could symbolize a new age for hungry people around the globe.

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04/02/2015 12:35 AM

Does pheasant under glass qualify?

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04/02/2015 11:20 AM

I read, I thought it was here on CR4, that artificial hamburger was successfully cultured and serviced up.

But my search turned up nothing.

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04/02/2015 11:39 PM

If things keep going this way, only the rich will be eating real beef, the rest of us will be eating little green crackers.

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04/03/2015 12:20 AM

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Are the luckiest people....

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04/03/2015 1:15 AM

I can't wait to try it.

All you need is some stem cells.....think of the culinary possibilities. Whale, dolphin, sunbear, elephant, giraffe, turtle, eagle...koala.

Yummy.

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04/03/2015 6:15 AM

I am suspicious that this research is funded, at least in part, by my ex-girlfriend in an effort to persuade me to finally become a vegan...if this succeeds, then so did she.

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04/03/2015 8:09 AM

This is why I try to live off the land as best as possible. I at least know where my meat and veggies come from. Expensive doesn't mean better quality, but we shall see how sustainable this unnatural in-vitro meat is.

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04/03/2015 9:44 AM

Having and running your own meat growing lab is no different to having a workshop where you make the things that make your life off the land possible.....

Just another corner of the barn.

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04/03/2015 6:23 AM

This is a transformative development for the catering world.

Forget ice sculptures on the buffet table......bowls of still beating hearts instead...wedding planners will go nuts over it.

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04/04/2015 2:24 AM

Solent green here we come.... They screw up one food after another.

How about halving the population instead? No votes from the farmers though.

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04/06/2015 8:36 PM

Possibly in 100 years all food will be manufactured and we will be considered savages for eating animals...

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