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cattleless meat

Grow meat without animals (bar a few cells to get started)
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There's a lot of noise these days about growing organs from stem cells. But I think there is a much more universal application for similar technology: why not simply grow muscle tissue from stem cells and sell it as meat.

If you can overcome the minor (I'm sure) technical issues involved, you can have meat without cruelty, possibly grow it more efficiently, using less energy and emitting less methane. Think about it, the possibilities are endless: two pounds of hummingbird, the taste of endangered species like Amazon Dolphin, hybrids like white rhino - tarentula. All without killing anything.

nick_decusa, Mar 14 2005

Stem Cell Steak Stem_20Cell_20Steak
same idea though human meat and it was popular! [FarmerJohn, Mar 14 2005]

Vat Grown Food Vat_20Grown_20Food
Redundant methinks. [Shz, Mar 14 2005]

Test-Tube Meat May Be En Route to Dinner Table http://www.truthdig...706_test_tube_meat/
your idea is on its way to becoming a reality [Kociol, Jul 15 2006]


       There was some artist at MIT who was growing microscopic meat sculptures.
JesusHChrist, Mar 14 2005

       Really? Let the link hunt begin..
etherman, Mar 14 2005

       I suggest that you read up a bit on the mechanism by which organs are grown from stem-cells. You can't just dump a few stem-cells in a beaker, wait six weeks and pick out a nice fillet steak. Where do you think the new tissue comes from?
angel, Mar 14 2005

       Yet another way of producing bland, cardboard like food, as if intensive farming wasn't bad enough.
scubadooper, Mar 14 2005

       Could this method be used to grow skeleton tissue, like fishbones?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 14 2005

       How's Mr. Lunchbucket getting on with his research anyway [UB]?
wagster, Mar 14 2005

       Reminds me of the cow thing in HHGTTG, the one that wants to be eaten.   

       They're doing a remake of the movie, by the way. I will definitely go see it.
DesertFox, Mar 14 2005

       //They're doing a remake of the movie// A remake of something that has never been made?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 14 2005

       It was a TV series in the UK.
etherman, Mar 14 2005


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