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The future of high-tech meat substitutes
Fox ^ | 1/27/14 | Hannah Sentenac

Posted on 01/27/2014 2:42:45 PM PST by workerbee

Today's average American hamburger comes from a cow – but it may not be long before it comes straight from a lab in Silicon Valley.

A growing number of companies are using high tech to create meat and animal product replacements that look like the real thing – but are made with anything but.

And their target market isn’t vegans -- it’s true blue carnivores.

***SNIP****

The process itself is high tech. “We’re taking proteins and running them through a heating, cooling and pressure process that realigns them so that they substantially mimic the fiber structure that you find in animal flesh or meat,” Brown says.

“The outcome for the consumer is that it tears like meat, it has the same grams of force required to rupture and it has the overall mouthfeel of muscle,” he said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: food; hightech; meat; vegetarianism

1 posted on 01/27/2014 2:42:45 PM PST by workerbee
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To: workerbee

From the pictures I’ve seen, it looks nothing like meat.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 2:44:27 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: workerbee

Watch for, and stay away from, Malorginite...also known as soylent brown. (It is a fertilizer manufactured in Milwaukee, WI from sewage)


3 posted on 01/27/2014 2:45:05 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: restornu

Ping for your interest.


4 posted on 01/27/2014 2:49:34 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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Chinese Communist Vegetarian Ham

(Yum!)


5 posted on 01/27/2014 2:51:03 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: workerbee

If they didn’t want us to eat cows, why did they make them out of meat? /s


6 posted on 01/27/2014 2:51:14 PM PST by VTenigma
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To: workerbee

We’ve evolved from meat-eating cigarette smokers to manufactured protein derivative pot tokers. I guess if you are high enough, one will eat most anything to quell the munchies.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 2:51:18 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: workerbee
Real Beef

It's what's for dinner.

8 posted on 01/27/2014 2:51:52 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: shibumi

Looks like the Chinese have all bases covered on that one!


9 posted on 01/27/2014 2:54:30 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: shibumi

Chicken flavored ... vegetarian ham ...alrighty then....


10 posted on 01/27/2014 2:56:22 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Jonty30
The next-gen companies are trying battle these images by focusing on recreating classic recipes that appeal to meat-eaters, from beefless sliders to buffalo wings to chicken-free strips. “Products in this category are not just appealing to vegetarians and those who don’t eat meat. Consumers who are meat eaters are becoming more interested,” says Mintel analyst Bloom.

I have no interest in fake meat at all, but I have tried and like some veggie burgers. Not as a substitute for a decent grilled hamburger, just as an alternative. "Expanding my horizons" and all that. And I think it's good for my kids to try new things often.

11 posted on 01/27/2014 2:57:04 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

Pharmakea is what God’s word calls it.

It is one of the stated reasons why the time of tribulation has to be ‘shortened.’


12 posted on 01/27/2014 2:57:20 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: shibumi

That looks and sounds Nasty!


13 posted on 01/27/2014 2:57:34 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

I already can’t keep big maks down.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 2:57:42 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: workerbee

15 posted on 01/27/2014 2:57:48 PM PST by BushCountry (Obama: The dentist told me I need a crown. I was like I KNOW, RIGHT?)
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To: NautiNurse

You make a very good point! lol


16 posted on 01/27/2014 2:58:33 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee
Computer hardware and software from Silicon Valley? Fine.But I'll take my prime rib and sirloin from Texas or Florida,thanks very much.
17 posted on 01/27/2014 2:58:41 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: shibumi

Is that Kosher?


18 posted on 01/27/2014 2:58:42 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: workerbee

Thank you


19 posted on 01/27/2014 3:02:41 PM PST by restornu (Cure for Tooth Decay; ancient wisdom that was lost but now can be corrected through diet)
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To: workerbee

And the same people who whine about genetically modified vegetables will have something more to whine about!


20 posted on 01/27/2014 3:04:35 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Kosher?

Why yes, in fact the vegetables were blessed and bled by Rabbi Vasectomy Electively of the Temple Discordia in Skokie.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 3:08:16 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Oy Vey! That’s funny.


22 posted on 01/27/2014 3:12:03 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: NautiNurse

In a munchie attack, I and friends, once ate stale Oreos topped with peanut butter. We swore it was great, but never repeated the feast.


23 posted on 01/27/2014 3:12:39 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Jonty30
From the pictures I’ve seen, it looks nothing like meat.

It is the thought that counts.
24 posted on 01/27/2014 3:18:09 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: BushCountry

25 posted on 01/27/2014 3:20:55 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: workerbee

McDonald’s, the meat industry, and chickens (from Food, Inc) From Food, Inc. The history of McDonald’s, how the top meat companies control 80% of the market, and how the chicken has been changed to grow faster and larger.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3P5tmkjHa8

Food, Inc. - Industrial Chicken Farmers

Clip from Food, Inc. in which small southern farmers are beholden to large corporate chicken producers such as Smithfield and Tyson. Shows chickens dead in the huge ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwU5jIXSlU#t=12


26 posted on 01/27/2014 3:24:33 PM PST by restornu (Cure for Tooth Decay; ancient wisdom that was lost but now can be corrected through diet)
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To: workerbee

There is a fascinating TED talk on a group planning to grow leather from animal tissue samples. We get a leather source that doesn’t require killing animals, and the animal tissue growth group gets a product that they can sell at a high price without having to go through the extra approvals edible products do.


27 posted on 01/27/2014 3:40:21 PM PST by tbw2
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To: workerbee

soylent green


28 posted on 01/27/2014 3:50:07 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: workerbee

Most working people can no longer afford beef. The standard supermarkets have lowered the quality and raised the prices as far as they can. Now the “beef section” is shrinking. If they removed beef from EBT card eligibility, beef sales would cease.

They have stolen our standard of living and redistributed it to the underclass. They have pitted the working classes against the non working classes in a war that will become bloody, and it won’t be beef blood.


29 posted on 01/27/2014 3:51:23 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: razorback-bert

Pizza flavored Combos


30 posted on 01/27/2014 5:04:04 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: JimRed

Was raised a carnivore.

Having said that, Morning star farms’ breakfast patties and their veggie bacon are DELICIOUS!

I still love real bacon too.


31 posted on 01/27/2014 5:35:52 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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To: tbw2
There is a show called "Better off Ted" where in one episode a group of scientists developed meat in a dish.

Better Off Ted

32 posted on 01/27/2014 5:56:48 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: workerbee

‘Member the furor over “pink slime?” I’m willing to bet that the uproar over “syntho-cow” will be even greater.


33 posted on 01/27/2014 10:12:24 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

but will it have to be disclosed?

pizza places do not disclose the use of bread filler. (celulose added to four which is nothing but fine sawdust)


34 posted on 01/28/2014 12:18:48 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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