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Could you eat test-tube meat?
The Telegraph ^ | 7/30/2013

Posted on 07/30/2013 1:39:35 AM PDT by markomalley

It was Winston Churchill, of all people, who predicted the ultimate culinary revolution. Way back in 1932, he stated that: “Fifty years hence, we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order eat the breast or the wing, by growing these parts separately in a suitable medium.”

It has taken a few decades longer than Churchill imagined, but his prediction might just be coming true – and not before time. Humans now kill about 1,600 birds and mammals every second for food, and that number will grow hugely as the global population – currently 7.1 billion – rises to more than nine billion by mid-century.

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But now something new and very interesting is in the air. Prof Mark Post, a doctor and scientist at the University of Maastricht, will next week unveil what he claims is the first truly convincing synthesised meat product – a hamburger created in the lab from cultured tissue. It will be brought to London on Monday, cooked – possibly – by a celebrity chef (Heston Blumenthal was once mooted), and then eaten by a mysterious special guest.

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


TOPICS: Food; Science
KEYWORDS: meateating; populationgrowth; veganism; zpg

1 posted on 07/30/2013 1:39:35 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley; Revolting cat!
Humans now kill about 1,600 birds and mammals every second for food, and that number will grow hugely as the global population – currently 7.1 billion – rises to more than nine billion by mid-century.

Oh noze!


2 posted on 07/30/2013 2:04:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

The dollar menu at McDonalds has a lot of test tube items on it.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 2:10:25 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

No.I’ll never touch the stuff.I want to know what I’m eating and where it came from.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 3:26:53 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: markomalley

Absolutely as long as they grow some fat in it!

The “lean” crap they sell today isn’t fit to eat!


5 posted on 07/30/2013 3:30:20 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: puppypusher
Grilled tube steak.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 3:46:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

As a vegetarian of 25+ years, I’d welcome bacon on my plate again. But they’d have to get that flavor right.

/visit a slaughterhouse, and you’ll never go back.
//miss bacon and fried shrimp


7 posted on 07/30/2013 3:59:57 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: markomalley

I think I did in college.

Many times.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 4:41:42 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: markomalley

I eat NO FORM of ‘tube meat’.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 4:42:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

The Dollar meal has the same stuff in it as the rest of their meals, only not so much of it.

We call it mystery meat.

Anyway they need to breed a chicken with 6 wings.
A chicken is just a bird, The wing is the thing.


10 posted on 07/30/2013 5:10:23 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: markomalley

Sure if it tasted like real beef.


11 posted on 07/30/2013 6:48:48 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: markomalley

I think I saw some in the hospital this past weekend. I was afraid to try it.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 7:50:22 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: markomalley
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13 posted on 07/30/2013 8:06:52 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: markomalley

The cost of the faux meat burger would make this pure folly, but it is something government would likely fund. Natural meat from the critter also generates lots of jobs from producers, processors and businesses related to meat production. How many jobs would be generated from producing meat in a factory?


14 posted on 07/30/2013 8:27:28 AM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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To: Venturer

I’m a breast man. Wings aint got no meat on them.


15 posted on 07/30/2013 10:30:35 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: markomalley

Parts is parts.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 10:31:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Conspiracy Guy

“I must be an ‘ass’ man, because everywhere I go, people tell me, “You’re an ass, man.” - Rodney Dangerfield


17 posted on 07/30/2013 10:32:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yep. Me too.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 10:56:06 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: warchild9
A Dissertation on Plants Rights
19 posted on 07/30/2013 11:22:11 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Lazamataz

.”....I know a girl who lives on the hill.....she won’t do it.....but her sister will”


20 posted on 07/30/2013 11:55:44 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: B4Ranch

Some people do go a bit far.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 12:09:58 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: Conspiracy Guy

We are talking flavor here. Old dried up breast meat is fine for some , but the flavor is in the wing.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 12:41:31 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer

A wing is skin and bone. Without sauce it has no flavor and no meat. I make my own sauce and prepare real boneless chicken breasts that I cut in strips the way wings are prepared. It is not dried up at all. Anyone who’s had my saucey chicken breasts never eats a wing again. I haven’t eaten a chicken wing since I was growing up poor and was happy to get any piece of a fried chicken. I do the same routine with dove and quail breasts. Gnaw on a bone if you like.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 4:18:49 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

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24 posted on 07/30/2013 4:32:31 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I like.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 4:45:46 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer

That is your perogative. I choose to abstain from chicken bone chewing. Some people eat rice beetles. I abstain from that as well.


26 posted on 07/30/2013 5:04:23 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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