Skip to comments.Could you eat test-tube meat?
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.
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.
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The dollar menu at McDonalds has a lot of test tube items on it.
No.I’ll never touch the stuff.I want to know what I’m eating and where it came from.
Absolutely as long as they grow some fat in it!
The “lean” crap they sell today isn’t fit to eat!
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
I think I did in college.
I eat NO FORM of ‘tube meat’.
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.
Sure if it tasted like real beef.
I think I saw some in the hospital this past weekend. I was afraid to try it.
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?
I’m a breast man. Wings aint got no meat on them.
Parts is parts.
“I must be an ‘ass’ man, because everywhere I go, people tell me, “You’re an ass, man.” - Rodney Dangerfield
Yep. Me too.
.”....I know a girl who lives on the hill.....she won’t do it.....but her sister will”
Some people do go a bit far.
We are talking flavor here. Old dried up breast meat is fine for some , but the flavor is in the wing.
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.
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No, it’s not a joke. It’s a purely synthetic complete food replacement (not to be confused with Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, or other occasional/supplemental pseudo-foods). The inventor & others completely live on this stuff.
That is your perogative. I choose to abstain from chicken bone chewing. Some people eat rice beetles. I abstain from that as well.