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Cooker that 'grows' meat in your kitchen...win design prize
Daily Mail ^ | Sep 25, 2009 | Fay Schlesinger

Posted on 09/26/2009 12:57:07 PM PDT by decimon

A controversial cooker that 'grows' meat and fish by heating animal cells in your kitchen claimed first prize in the Electrolux design competition tonight.

The invention, called Cocoon, could develop food with the make-up and nutrients of real meat.

Mr Hederstierna, 27, said: 'This will create 100 per cent pure meat without the need for animals to be killed and with no risk of contamination. It will change everything.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Science
KEYWORDS: food; invention; science

1 posted on 09/26/2009 12:57:08 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

YUCK.


2 posted on 09/26/2009 12:58:29 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: decimon

I’ll pass.


3 posted on 09/26/2009 12:58:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: decimon

Now that’s scary!


4 posted on 09/26/2009 12:59:05 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: decimon

This idea sucks, Electrolux


5 posted on 09/26/2009 12:59:55 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: decimon

I bought some hamburger once that had something growing on it, but I threw it away.


6 posted on 09/26/2009 1:00:14 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: decimon
The movie Soylent Green comes to mind.
7 posted on 09/26/2009 1:01:06 PM PDT by Bob
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To: decimon

No thanks.

I use a bigger bait than that little scrap.


8 posted on 09/26/2009 1:03:10 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: Bob

Well.. what is the stuff made of? Plant stuff?


9 posted on 09/26/2009 1:03:57 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: decimon

I wonder what the “meat” tastes like, as for the rest - I don’t think I’ll wait a thousand years for them.


10 posted on 09/26/2009 1:04:46 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: decimon

Ping to Ellen Degeneres...

Meat substitute!!


11 posted on 09/26/2009 1:05:42 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: R. Scott
I wonder what the “meat” tastes like...

It tastes like salmon.

12 posted on 09/26/2009 1:06:35 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
Partly cloudy with a chance of meatballs.

Making food out thin air with an electronic device didn't work so well for them. ;o)

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13 posted on 09/26/2009 1:06:58 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: decimon

Grow Porterhouse and I’m in....


14 posted on 09/26/2009 1:07:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: decimon
Okay, if this thing caught on, it could be the stuff of dreams as far as practical jokes are concerned.

Q: "Hey Bob (eating), what kind of meat is this?"

A: "Well, a month ago, it was a skin sample from my butt. Bon Apetit!"

15 posted on 09/26/2009 1:08:14 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: decimon

I could have sworn I’d see a Soylent Green comment as one of the first few replies.


16 posted on 09/26/2009 1:08:59 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( I am a proud citizen of GlennBeckistan. ))))
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To: decimon

I wouldn’t mind trying this out. Shades of ‘Chicken Little’ though.


17 posted on 09/26/2009 1:09:26 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: All

could this be done on an industrial scale?


18 posted on 09/26/2009 1:09:39 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Bob

Wow! 7 replies before it was said.

Would have bet money it would be in the top 5.


19 posted on 09/26/2009 1:09:56 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( I am a proud citizen of GlennBeckistan. ))))
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To: Mmogamer
Well.. what is the stuff made of? Plant stuff?

Of course, actual beef is made of "plant stuff".

20 posted on 09/26/2009 1:11:00 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: agere_contra
I wouldn’t mind trying this out. Shades of ‘Chicken Little’ though.

Do you mean The Chicken Heart?

21 posted on 09/26/2009 1:11:41 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: decimon

We’re getting closer to that Star Trek innovation, the replicator.


22 posted on 09/26/2009 1:13:01 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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To: decimon

No, thanks, Deer season just opened in this area and I think I will kill my own meat(real meat)


23 posted on 09/26/2009 1:13:59 PM PDT by calex59 (FUBO, we want our constitution back and we intend to get it!)
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To: SIDENET

I mean Chicken Little, the huge mass of vat-grown cultured chicken breast from e.g ‘The Space Merchants’, by Frederik Pohl.

IIRC Chicken Little is also referenced in other Sci-Fi novels


24 posted on 09/26/2009 1:14:56 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Well I was going to say that the recipe for meat in this cooker is “first you need one fresh granny, one onion, chopped and 2 tps basil.


25 posted on 09/26/2009 1:15:49 PM PDT by calex59 (FUBO, we want our constitution back and we intend to get it!)
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To: decimon
Total nonstarter. Inventor says that it would tackle the problem of food shortages as the population spirals.

The fact remains that the world has more than adequate food and food production. The problem is with oppressive and badly run governments. Famines in Africa are almost entirely man made and caused by the dictatorial governments using hunger as a weapon against their enemies. Here in America we are right now shutting down massive Food Production in the California Central Valley because of the Delta Smelt. Proper use of agricultural technologies, transportation and the elimination of Thug regimes would go a much longer way in reducing food shortages.would

26 posted on 09/26/2009 1:15:54 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

You are completely correct.

Might be useful in space though.


27 posted on 09/26/2009 1:17:48 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: SIDENET

I couldn’t find anything on “The Chicken Heart” - aside from something insane to do with Xenu :0)

Is that where the term is from, Scientology?


28 posted on 09/26/2009 1:19:37 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra
Is that where the term is from, Scientology?

LOL. No, just google "chicken Heart 1934" and look at the first result. It is an old sci-fi story.

(I should have known that Xenu would make an appearance on this thread somewhere.)

;-)

29 posted on 09/26/2009 1:23:42 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: agere_contra

I think we are talking about versions of the same story.


30 posted on 09/26/2009 1:24:46 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: SIDENET

Interesting, thanks!

That might be where Pohl or Kornbluth or whoever got the idea from.


31 posted on 09/26/2009 1:27:04 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: decimon
I tried making one of those, and all I get is more damn possums!


32 posted on 09/26/2009 1:28:01 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: SIDENET

Listening to the creepy story now, thanks!


33 posted on 09/26/2009 1:29:29 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: decimon

At least what was shown supposedly taste something like salmon.


34 posted on 09/26/2009 1:29:31 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: autumnraine

Hmmm... the FSM casting Lucifer out of Heaven?

35 posted on 09/26/2009 1:32:41 PM PDT by Grut
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To: SIDENET

Listened to it all, its a great little story.

The ‘Chicken Little’ of Pohl et al was like a ‘domesticated’ version of the Chicken Heart: workers would cut at it with knifes as it grew, sending the meat off to feed the hungry masses of the Ehrlich-style dystopia of the novel.

And every year or so, some unlucky worker would stumble, and fall into Chicken Little, and be engulfed. And you couldn’t turn Chicken Little’s growth off to rescue them - they were just gone (shudder).

And the meat from Chicken Little was a bit richer that day (shudder)


36 posted on 09/26/2009 1:44:37 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra

knifes = knives


37 posted on 09/26/2009 1:45:06 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: decimon

38 posted on 09/26/2009 1:47:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: agere_contra
Cool. I'm glad you liked it. As a kid, I remember hearing a record of scary stories for Halloween, and the record was old when I heard it over 30 years ago. "The Chicken Heart" was on the record. I'd be willing to bet that it was the same recording that you heard on the Internet.

And the meat from Chicken Little was a bit richer that day (shudder)

Shudder is right. LOL.

39 posted on 09/26/2009 1:50:30 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: decimon
Anyone else thinking about the "man-made chickens" from Eraserhead?
40 posted on 09/26/2009 1:52:43 PM PDT by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SIDENET; agere_contra
Found a link here:

The Space Merchants

http://davidszondy.com/Radio.htm#merchants

Others went back to the source and saw a potential market for spanking-fresh chicken heart, as in Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth's classic science fiction novel the Space Merchants, wherein the world's main source of meat is a monstrosity known as Chicken little. Here is a description of the working day of Herrarra, head slicer in charge of harvesting the meat of the gigantic organ,

The aristocrat of Dorm Ten was Herrerra. After ten years with Chlorella he had worked his way up-- topographically it was down-- to Master Slicer. He worked in the great, cool vault underground, where Chicken Little grew and was cropped by him and other artisans. He swung a sort of two-handed sword that carved off great slabs of tissue, leaving it to lesser packers and trimmers and their faceless helpers to weigh it, shape it, freeze it, cook it, flavor it, package it, and ship it off to the area on quota for the day.

He had more than a production job. He was a safety valve. Chicken Little grew and grew, as she had been growing for decades. Since she had started as a lump of heart tissue, she didn't know any better than to grow up against a foreign body and surround it. She didn't know any better than to grow and fill her concrete vault and keep growing, compressing her cells and rupturing them. As long as she got nutrient, she grew. Herrera saw to it that she grew round and plump, that no tissue got old and tough before it was sliced, that one side was not neglected for the other.

41 posted on 09/26/2009 2:00:12 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Thanks thecodont, excellent link.


42 posted on 09/26/2009 2:12:46 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: decimon

Can’t help but think of replicators on Star Trek. Okay, so they work on the molecular level and not the cellular level, but still, as a long time trekkie, I keep having ‘Wow! They weren’t that far off the mark’ moments, as technology advances...


43 posted on 09/26/2009 2:16:41 PM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: decimon

This “invention” is just a design for a container. It doesn’t actually do anything.

(Like that other winner, the Teleportation Fridge...)


44 posted on 09/26/2009 2:34:56 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: ExpatCanuck
Can’t help but think of replicators on Star Trek.

Soylent, Earl Grey!

45 posted on 09/26/2009 2:39:52 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

From the looks of it , it meerly rehydrates jerky.

If real animal muscle cells are used, something somewhere has to die.

Or like the old joke with the 3 legged pig.. You don’t eat a hog like that all at once.


46 posted on 09/26/2009 2:46:33 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: decimon
Meat grown in nutrient tanks?

No tanks. I'll take mine on the hoof. YThat tank stuff is so full of hormones that everyone who ingests it will grow extra thingies on their bodies.I do not want cancer.

47 posted on 09/26/2009 3:06:21 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: decimon
Hmmmm .... maybe it's like the “mystery meat” we used to be served in the chow hall once a week back in my military days.

Never could figure out what it was, or what it came from.

Maybe they were using a prototype of this machine, developed in Area 51?

mmm mmm mmm

48 posted on 09/26/2009 3:32:01 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: decimon

Looks neat. If they can actually build the thing I think I’ll buy one.


49 posted on 09/26/2009 4:58:24 PM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: decimon

pass


50 posted on 09/26/2009 5:00:31 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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