Personally, this sounds more like a publicity stunt than a serious proposal. The product looks like it is a long way from any significant production. There is no way to tell what the final product will be like, so I will wait and see about the taste, texture, and affect on lab rats. Personally, this sounds more like a publicity stunt than a serious proposal.
I am curious about one thing though: if it is possible to grow meat in a laboratory, then what other applications are possible?
Would it be possible to grow human organs for transplants?
Are we going to be seeing artificial headless chickens laying eggs in sterile rooms thereby eliminating a major source of salmonella food poisoning? Can we just grow the eggs directly?
Will we be able to grow wool without a sheep, just a sheep skin?
I think a little imagination, and humor - if you have some, is called for.
I also saw that link today, none of that is remotely safe to eat, and everyone knows that GMOs made by the Merchants of Death, Monsanto - the folks that flooded Alabama with pcbs and murdered un numbered poor blacks with them, thousands upon thousands of American GI's with agent orange, and caused the suicides of over 1,400 Indian farmers in one year....are representatives of the entire fake food plan.
But seriously. I’d probably be happy with whatever, not too picky. But rather recently I’ve developed food allergies. But pinning down the allergies, that has been hard. Nothing showing up in allergy tests. But Genetically Modified wheat, that makes me sick, just like a person with wheat allergies. And Garlic. Not all Garlic, the stuff growing as weeds in my back yard, no problem. I used to eat Pizza all the time, but now? forget it. Genetically modified garlic, that causes me to stop breathing if I’m not careful. Severe headache, bad enough to make me pass out, throat swells shut, that sort of thing. And where do they get the genes they splice into these GM foods? Well, to ensure compatibility with humans, they….they splice in human genes! That’s right, brothers and sisters, Soylant Green really is people!
SInce it has so far cost around $200,000 to make, probably not unless my Hubpages account starts producing a lot more revenue. Although that is also the cost of a tourist trip to space, and I would get a lot more pleasure from spending the money on that.
Seriously though, a test tube burger is not that different from other synthetically manufactured foodstuffs. How about cheese? It is a protein manufacturered from animal products. Why should a test tube burger be classed as anything different?
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