Coming: Laboratory-Grown Meat...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Academic Paper Says Edible Meat Can be Grown in a Lab on Industrial Scale

    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 (i.e., laboratory-grown) meat for human consumption. It is the first peer-reviewed discussion of the prospects for industrial production of cultured meat.

    "There would be a lot of benefits from cultured meat," says University of Maryland doctoral student Jason Matheny, who studies agricultural economics and public health. "For one thing, you could control the nutrients. For example, most meats are high in the fatty acid Omega 6, which can cause high cholesterol and other health problems. With in vitro meat, you could replace that with Omega 3, which is a healthy fat. "Cultured meat could also reduce the pollution that results from raising livestock, and you wouldn't need the drugs that are used on animals raised for meat."

    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. Scientists know that a single muscle cell from a cow or chicken can be isolated and divided into thousands of new muscle cells. Experiments with fish tissue have created small amounts of in vitro meat in NASA experiments researching potential food products for long-term space travel, where storage is a problem. "But that was a single experiment and was geared toward a special situation - space travel," says Matheny. "We need a different approach for large-scale production."

    Read the entire article here:

    http://www.gizmag.com/go/4439/
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    i ain't eating that either.
     
  3. Moorfius

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    Factory Farms are Here*

    Hotep

    The Factory Farm grown Meat products are the wave of the future, according to the Open Enemy, because it takes up less space?! Growing these animals inside a box never seeing sunlight or grass, only eating processed food to make them fat and ready to sell to you. Injected 6 month old calfs are ready for the market when it use to be two years before going to the market for slauter and then sold to you, who eat meat. Injected with Steroides causeing them to grow faster, causing them to become prone to disease and then Injected agin with Antibiotics, both are pass on to the Eater through Digestion, causing the Eater to Swell up as we see hapening every ware in America ware people sit at the McDonald's table to eat, and others like it. Question is: What are you going to do about it?

    Ase`

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    But you know these cats not talking about raisin animals. They're just going to grow the meat. No bones, no blood vessels, no breath of life--just the meat.

    If I don't eat the meat God made ain't no way in h. e. double toothpick I'ma eat some meat man made.
     
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    This is just white folks once again trying to play God and poison us in the process. The sad part is that many people in this country will continue to flock to whatever they place before them that's easier, faster and cheaper. Even some Africans have rejected food from Americans because they're smart enough to know that it's death, but still many of us just eat whatever taste good. I know so many people that have this "it's a lost cause" attitude when it comes to food, so they just eat whatever they want regardless of the proven health risks.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow...soon no food will be safe
     
  7. Radical Faith

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    Along with bio engineered meat there will be spray meat in a pressurized aerasol can like cheese whiz....What's sad is people eat it just like potted meat....The name of the game making money by all means....



    Peace....
     
  8. karmashines

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    Weird. I would only eat that if it was an emergency or something.
     
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