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Academic Paper Says Edible Meat Can be Grown in a Lab on Industrial Scale
gizmag ^ | July 15, 2005 | By Mike Hanlon

Posted on 07/19/2011 6:28:03 PM PDT by Flavius

Experiments for NASA space missions have shown that small amounts of edible meat can be created in a lab. But the technology that could grow chicken nuggets without the chicken, on a large scale, may not be just a science fiction fantasy.

In a recent paper in the Tissue Engineering journal, a team of scientists has proposed two new techniques of tissue engineering that may one day lead to affordable production of in vitro - lab grown - meat for human consumption. It is the first peer-reviewed discussion of the prospects for industrial production of cultured meat.

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1 posted on 07/19/2011 6:28:09 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Any word on whether inedible meat can be grown in a lab?


2 posted on 07/19/2011 6:29:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Flavius

So what are they (the farmers) going to do? Kill off all their livestock? Where ya going to get leather for shoes and belts and footballs from, huh?? Huh??


3 posted on 07/19/2011 6:29:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Flavius

Son of Soylent Green,


4 posted on 07/19/2011 6:31:04 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Flavius

Would that be Kosher?


5 posted on 07/19/2011 6:31:27 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Flavius
Mmm... Not!

If meat is murder, are we growing murder in a lab now?

6 posted on 07/19/2011 6:33:50 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: beethovenfan

yeah, creepy!


7 posted on 07/19/2011 6:33:55 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: Flavius

Presumably the same process could genetically engineer in all the omega 3 and other goodies one wants and get rid of the cholesterol and undesirable stuff. Sounds worthwhile to me.


8 posted on 07/19/2011 6:34:22 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: cripplecreek
Any word on whether inedible meat can be grown in a lab?

MMM...that's the best kind.

9 posted on 07/19/2011 6:35:28 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Flavius

PLEASE DONATE


10 posted on 07/19/2011 6:36:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SkyDancer

Oh, don’t worry about that.

In order to grow cells in a lab, one must have quantities of serum. Usually it’s fetal calf serum, although, for some applications, newborn calf or other serum types will suffice.

Fetal calves are obtained when their mothers are slaughtered. So you still get the meat and leather.

This may be a technological wonder, but I don’t see how it could possibly be ramped up to produce enough for a food supply—even if people were willing to eat laboratory products—since the supplies needed are so expensive. I’ve used thousands of dollars worth of fetal calf serum during my career; I doubt I’ve grown enough cells to make even a pound of meat.


11 posted on 07/19/2011 6:37:13 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Flavius
H. Beam Piper used to call this “carniculture” in his novels. It's a good idea.
12 posted on 07/19/2011 6:37:29 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: SIDENET

MEAT IS MURDER......(sometimes)


13 posted on 07/19/2011 6:37:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: exDemMom

Yea, and probably some eco-terrorist group will burn the lab down anyway. But I see your point.


14 posted on 07/19/2011 6:38:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: beethovenfan

We are all Lab Rats now.


15 posted on 07/19/2011 6:40:21 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Flavius
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16 posted on 07/19/2011 6:42:43 PM PDT by digger48
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To: SkyDancer
Where ya going to get leather for shoes and belts and footballs from, huh?? Huh??

They'll skin grandma and tan her hide.

17 posted on 07/19/2011 6:44:00 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Flavius

Soylent green.


18 posted on 07/19/2011 6:44:34 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: beethovenfan
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19 posted on 07/19/2011 6:44:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Flavius

It’s called Soylent Green.


20 posted on 07/19/2011 6:45:00 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: cripplecreek

Spam ?


21 posted on 07/19/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: digger48

Nope - they tanned his hide when he died, Clyde, and that’s it hanging on the shed.


22 posted on 07/19/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Flavius

I thought the Chicoms were already doing this, and exporting it to us as real food?


23 posted on 07/19/2011 6:52:18 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Flavius

For some reason this reminds me of the old song “In The Year 2525”. That song just popped into my mind when I read the article. LOL!


24 posted on 07/19/2011 6:52:37 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: SanFranDan

Beats the Japanese crap burger by a mile.


25 posted on 07/19/2011 6:53:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Now, if they can “grow up” a 10 lb Eye of the Round roast, I would be tempted to try it! Can they wrap it in bacon?


26 posted on 07/19/2011 7:08:09 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: GAB-1955
H. Beam Piper used to call this “carniculture” in his novels. It's a good idea.

Beam Piper BTTT!

27 posted on 07/19/2011 7:15:22 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Flavius

Test tube frankfurters.

Ah ha! So that’s why hotdogs are smooth and round.

Anybody know where I can buy hotdog seeds? I’ll just grow my own.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 7:16:21 PM PDT by moovova (Obama rolled up his sleeves...and cut 2 strokes off his golf score.)
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To: Flavius

Pass me my Chicken McLabbets, please.
Thank you.


29 posted on 07/19/2011 7:20:22 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: GAB-1955

Piper had a lot of excellent visions - I liked his vision of an unbeatable lie detector used in the courtroom - imagine what a difference that would make. The Casey Anthony trial would have taken 10 minutes.


30 posted on 07/19/2011 7:21:41 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: exDemMom

You may be sure it’ll be a government grant drain in perpetuity, research that goes on as far as the eye can see into the future.


31 posted on 07/19/2011 7:22:36 PM PDT by Twinkie (For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13)
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To: muir_redwoods
Presumably the same process could genetically engineer in all the omega 3 and other goodies one wants and get rid of the cholesterol and undesirable stuff. Sounds worthwhile to me.

Yea, except all that 'undesirable' stuff usually turns out to be good for you a few years down the road. We don't understand our body chemistry well enough to say that certain substances aren't needed for proper function.
Also, think of the taste! Why would you kill that?
32 posted on 07/19/2011 7:23:13 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Flavius

Why not just raise Chickens in space?

We already know the Pigs in Space program was very successful.


33 posted on 07/19/2011 7:27:51 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: muir_redwoods

What substance are our brains made out of?


34 posted on 07/19/2011 7:33:08 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: MacMattico
If meat is murder, are we growing murder in a lab now?

Naw, this meat will have never had a face.

This is meat PETA could get behind!

35 posted on 07/19/2011 7:35:49 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Flavius

36 posted on 07/19/2011 7:37:17 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: exDemMom

I think you may have been doing it wrong.


37 posted on 07/19/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT by nitzy (A just law does not punish virtue nor reward vice.)
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To: Flavius
Sentient meat.
38 posted on 07/19/2011 7:41:55 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Flavius

I thought that’s what SPAM was.


39 posted on 07/19/2011 7:44:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SkyDancer
Where ya going to get leather for shoes and belts and footballs from, huh?? Huh??

We use synthetics made from oil, er............never mind.

40 posted on 07/19/2011 7:46:31 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: SIDENET

How does it grill? Is there good marbling?


41 posted on 07/19/2011 7:57:50 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Flavius
Why haven't they come up with a Star Trek replicator? That's what I want.
42 posted on 07/19/2011 8:16:16 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: cripplecreek

I think I had both types of meat at my colleague dorm’s cafeteria in the 60’s. DNA samples have been tested and they still can’t identify what it was.

Ever seen a hamburger crawl across the floor on its’ own?

I won’t even talk about the moving pudding.


43 posted on 07/19/2011 8:19:57 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Flavius

Wow!
If I had some of that magic potion back in college, I would never have had to throw out the old balogney - it could have made itself into new sandwiches.

Now, how can we make more mustard?


44 posted on 07/19/2011 8:20:41 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Note to self:

Corner market on Industrial Scales before they are all bought out.


45 posted on 07/19/2011 8:23:16 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Flavius
Proof!

A Lab on Industrial Scale- and he's growing meat.

46 posted on 07/19/2011 8:31:08 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Twinkie
You may be sure it’ll be a government grant drain in perpetuity, research that goes on as far as the eye can see into the future.

Well, there are actually some promising areas of research in tissue engineering. Growing replacement organs like ears, for instance, would be well worth a few hundred dollars worth of fetal bovine serum and other expensive components.

I'm just not sure that growing meat in a lab is one of those promising areas. Too expensive. Too disgusting. I say that last as a life scientist who spends lots of time in the lab.

47 posted on 07/19/2011 9:03:06 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Noob1999

One time in the Army they gave us what I think was steak. It was quite “chewy.” If you cut it into small pieces (with some major effort), you could swallow it without having to chew it.

As a test, I cut off a normal sized piece and planned to chew it until it broke up. I gave up after 30 minutes due to jaw fatigue. Those cheering me on were disappointed. I offered it to them to keep the experiment going, but they declined.

I am pretty sure I would prefer this cultured stuff to that Army “steak.”


48 posted on 07/19/2011 9:17:11 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Flavius

Uhm, how the hell are we going to keep the planet warm without flatulating cows? Has anyone thought of the long term global cooling side-effects of this technology?


49 posted on 07/19/2011 9:26:17 PM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Flavius

Yes, but going to Soylent Green is more of a win, win, no need to do all that growing, and you can use the hospital basement. And it solves the housing problem for all those druggies and fat people.


50 posted on 07/19/2011 9:47:01 PM PDT by org.whodat
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