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Researchers Aim To Grow Meat In Test Tube
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Posted on 08/15/2005 12:33:26 PM PDT by sittnick

A research team is proposing a new technique that would allow meat to be grown in a laboratory for mass consumption, according to a report.

Researchers in the U.S. say the technology now exists now to produce processed meats such as burgers and sausages, starting with cells taken from cows, chickens, pigs, fish or other animals.

Growing meat without the animal would not only reduce the need for the animals -- which often are kept in less than ideal conditions -- but may also address a number of environmental ills blamed on meat production.

Cultured meat could also be tailored to be healthier than farm-raised meat, while satisfying the increasing demand for protein by the world's growing population, proponents say.

Industrializing the process could involve growing muscle cells on large sheets or beads suspended in a growth medium.

Once the cells have grown enough, they could be scraped off and packaged. If edible sheets or beads are used, all of it could be eaten.

But butchers and vegetarians are just two groups of people who are yet to be convinced.

"To he honest anything they can do with test tubes or whatever, it can't be made," butcher Rodney Macken said.

"I don't like eating a cow that's been pumped full of growth hormones that artificially grow it so it gets onto our plates quicker," a diner said. " I would feel the same about a lump of meat that had been pumped full of chemicals and that had been artificially modified."

Supporters also said growing meat would reduce the number of animals killed and cut environmental waste that comes from livestock.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: beef; eww; food; homosexualagenda; science; soylentgreen; tastelikechicken; testtubemeat; unappetizing; yuck
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Test tube meat? I guess hot dogs will be the first product!
1 posted on 08/15/2005 12:33:27 PM PDT by sittnick
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To: sittnick

I just threw up in my mouth...


2 posted on 08/15/2005 12:34:09 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: sittnick

luncheon meat!


3 posted on 08/15/2005 12:35:08 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: sittnick

IT'S PEOPLE!!!


4 posted on 08/15/2005 12:35:26 PM PDT by Gator101
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To: sittnick

Tube steak anyone?


5 posted on 08/15/2005 12:35:27 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: sittnick

But we're still a long way away from being able to clone a kielbasa.


6 posted on 08/15/2005 12:35:35 PM PDT by Willie Green (Some people march to a different drummer - and some people polka)
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To: sittnick
MMMMM...Good!


7 posted on 08/15/2005 12:35:40 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: sittnick

I suspect PETA is involved in this story somehow. Next they'll send out the "nude chickies" to convince us, bring it on, LOL.


8 posted on 08/15/2005 12:35:55 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: sittnick; neverdem

BTTT


9 posted on 08/15/2005 12:35:58 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: sittnick

Barf-olomew


10 posted on 08/15/2005 12:36:16 PM PDT by Vaquero (An armed society is a polite society.......Heinlein)
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To: sittnick

so that's why they call it "tube steak"


11 posted on 08/15/2005 12:36:20 PM PDT by paddles
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To: MNlurker

Spam in a glass. This story changed my dinner plans, too.


12 posted on 08/15/2005 12:36:28 PM PDT by Shqipo (Doing what I can to turn Maine back to Red.)
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To: Gator101

13 posted on 08/15/2005 12:37:47 PM PDT by Maceman (Pro Se Defendant from Hell)
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To: sittnick

In another scientific breakthrough, another group of researchers have announced their ability to grow a baked potato in a test tube along with choices of toppings, including sour cream and a gentle sprinkling of chives. When asked if a second side dish is not far behind, the lead scientist replied, "Are you insane! We're not in the business of playing God!"


14 posted on 08/15/2005 12:38:45 PM PDT by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: sittnick

This is new?

The author obviously never ate dorm food.


15 posted on 08/15/2005 12:39:25 PM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Tube steak anyone?

I knew a gal that lived on a hill...

16 posted on 08/15/2005 12:40:34 PM PDT by anonymous_user (You gotta be passionate about something. I guess.)
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To: sittnick

You would think we have enough on our plate with all the processed food being thrown in our faces; this is just ridiculous. Ugh, get your burgers while they're real.


17 posted on 08/15/2005 12:43:10 PM PDT by NASBWI
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"Researchers Aim To Grow Meat In Test Tube"

I see an emergency room visit in these scientist's future... oww-oww-OWWW!


18 posted on 08/15/2005 12:43:11 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: sittnick

"Looks like meat. Tastes like meat. 't'isn't meat at all! Doubleplusgood, eh!"


19 posted on 08/15/2005 12:43:29 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sittnick

Test-tube Bologna, whats next petri-dish cheese?


20 posted on 08/15/2005 12:44:32 PM PDT by FFIGHTER
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Soylent Green!

I was going to post a picture, of Charlton Heston, but tinypic has done something to their site and it's really slow.

21 posted on 08/15/2005 12:45:10 PM PDT by benjaminjjones
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Researchers Aim To Grow Meat In Test Tube

Don't they have ads for these type of things in the back of those girlie magazines?
22 posted on 08/15/2005 12:47:07 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Islam is war)
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To: sittnick

TMI, the pervs.


23 posted on 08/15/2005 12:47:53 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: sittnick

Hey, they grow babies in test tubes, why not?


24 posted on 08/15/2005 12:47:56 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: sittnick
Well, we have to look at the cost thingy first. If it turns out to be cheaper than farm raised beef in the end, it can be used for lower grades of meat for animals, prisoners, etc.

It can be freeze dried and sent into famine areas for relief that isn't just fat and carbs. Lots of good things can be done with this stuff. No, I won't eat it, but I bet there are some people who would literally beg for a cheap source of protein.

25 posted on 08/15/2005 12:48:16 PM PDT by dogbyte12
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To: MNlurker

To add to your discomfort,I'll bet it comes out of the butts of bacteria.


26 posted on 08/15/2005 12:51:05 PM PDT by tertiary01 (It took 21 years but 1984 finally arrived.)
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To: deaconjim

"PING" thought you might be interested in this mess.
What with the amount of chemicals and hormones that are pumped into factory chicken and cattle, it's not much worse.
Just makes you realise that some people have never eaten free-range, pasture fed beef or chicken doesn't it!


27 posted on 08/15/2005 12:51:07 PM PDT by Rose of Sharn (I get the best answers when i talk to myself!)
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To: sittnick

If God had not wanted us to eat animals He would not have made them out of meat.


28 posted on 08/15/2005 12:52:01 PM PDT by concrete is my business
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To: sittnick

"Good thing we didn't step in it".


29 posted on 08/15/2005 12:52:11 PM PDT by sierrahome (Life is tough enough without being stupid.)
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To: tertiary01

Well I can tell you that does nothing to make me feel better about it.


30 posted on 08/15/2005 12:54:11 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: NASBWI

Agricultural bioterrorism would be much more difficult if this stuff formed a significant part of the meat supply.


31 posted on 08/15/2005 12:55:28 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: sittnick

Can you grow it to specific flavors? You know, rocky road ham?


32 posted on 08/15/2005 12:55:31 PM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: tertiary01

Bacteria have butts?


33 posted on 08/15/2005 12:56:02 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: sittnick
Meat farms.

Huge trees that grow meat.

And day laborers who speak no English picking the meat off the trees and putting it in their bushel baskets.

34 posted on 08/15/2005 12:57:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: anonymous_user

(Although a "tube snake" is an altogether different thing.)

35 posted on 08/15/2005 1:00:22 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: sittnick

This should make the Peta-philes happy.


36 posted on 08/15/2005 1:00:35 PM PDT by sourcery ("Compelling State Interest" is the refuge of judicial activist traitors against the Constitution)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Nope. No butt.

37 posted on 08/15/2005 1:00:40 PM PDT by OSHA (I've got a hole in my head too, but that's beside the point.)
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To: Lazamataz

This would be after the "spaghetti harvest"?


38 posted on 08/15/2005 1:01:02 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: anonymous_user

Tube Snake Boogie Lyrics


I got a girl she lives cross town,
She's the one that really gets down.
When she boogie,
She do the tube snake boogie.
Well now boogie little baby,
Boogie woogie all night long.

I got a girl she lives on the block,
She kinda funky with her pink and black socks.
She likes to boogie,
She do the tube snake boogie.
Well now boogie woogie baby,
Boogie woogie all night long.

I got a girl, she lives on the hill.
She won't do it but her sister will,
When she boogie,
She do the tube snake boogie.
Well now boogie little baby,
Boogie woogie all night long.
Blow your top blow your top blow your top.




39 posted on 08/15/2005 1:04:22 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (DON'T BICKER, DRINK LIQUOR-DON'T THINK, JUST DRINK.)
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To: sittnick
I've got a can in the cupboard that's labeled "imitation vienna sausage". It's not for eating, though, I just keep it around for entertainment purposes.
40 posted on 08/15/2005 1:04:34 PM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: durasell
LOL:

In another scientific breakthrough, another group of researchers have announced their ability to grow a baked potato in a test tube along with choices of toppings, including sour cream and a gentle sprinkling of chives. When asked if a second side dish is not far behind, the lead scientist replied, "Are you insane! We're not in the business of playing God!"

41 posted on 08/15/2005 1:05:03 PM PDT by GOPJ (A person who will lie for you, will lie against you.)
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To: sittnick

Maybe they can grow a brain between Joe Bidens ears while they are at it.


42 posted on 08/15/2005 1:16:56 PM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: sittnick

sounds like fish bait to me.
test tube ribeyes? somehow that don't sound good.

Although Star Treks Captain Kirk ate well with the food replicator. This could be the precursor of a food replicator for space missions!

And there are concerns of genetic engineering and alterations that may be bad for consumers.......


43 posted on 08/15/2005 1:18:12 PM PDT by o_zarkman44
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Will PETA approve???? McMystery Meat..billions and billions synthesized.
44 posted on 08/15/2005 1:21:36 PM PDT by The Great RJ (q)
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To: sittnick

Slig meat! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


45 posted on 08/15/2005 1:23:41 PM PDT by Monkey King
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To: DogBarkTree

LOL...Good one.


46 posted on 08/15/2005 1:24:34 PM PDT by concrete is my business
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To: sittnick

I can't wait for the test tube Spam....


47 posted on 08/15/2005 1:28:05 PM PDT by freebilly (Go Manitowoc Bandits!)
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Don't they have ads for these type of things in the back of those girlie magazines?

Put a vibrating device in some test tube pork roll and you've got something....

48 posted on 08/15/2005 1:30:38 PM PDT by freebilly (Go Manitowoc Bandits!)
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To: sittnick

They gonna call it Soylent Pink.


49 posted on 08/15/2005 1:41:23 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: sittnick

Soylent Green is people!


50 posted on 08/15/2005 2:18:15 PM PDT by Fractal Trader (Free Republic Energized - - The power of Intelligence on the Internet! Checked by Correkt Spel (TM))
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