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Artificial Food - Will It Be Enough?

Updated on June 21, 2020
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World Hunger

Scientific achievements have grown at an amazing rate. Remember test tube babies? On July 25, 1978, the first test tube-baby was born in Oldham, England. Fertilization only requires an egg and some sperm cells in a laboratory setting to produce a baby. Now there have been eight million of these babies born in the world.

Now the world population is at seven.four billion and by 2050, there will be nine billion. Therefore, one of the questions that puzzle scientists is how are we going to feed that number of people. It is estimated that eight hundred and five million people suffer from chronic hunger. The rainforests, plants and animals are all disappearing.

Artificial and Synthetic Food

Artificial and synthetic foods are made to imitate natural food in their odor, taste and most importantly their appearance. These foods are derived from chemically food substances. Basically organic chemistry allows the synthesis of any food substance from their chemical elements. They are developing the process to make beef, pork, chicken and duck.

There are actually very few foods that have not been genetically modified (GMO). A few foods that are still in their natural state include: berries, game, wild fish and mushrooms.

The federal definition of artificial flavor or flavoring means any substance, “the function of which is to impart flavor, which is not derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof. Artificial flavor includes the substances listed in Secs. 172.515(b) and 182.60 of this chapter except where these are derived from natural sources (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, vol. 2, 2001, pp. 73–78).”

The U.S. The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration agreed to create a joint regulatory framework in 2018, however, they have not added any other guidance, which was expected in 2019.

The question comes down to this: can we feed the people of the world with artificial food? We can make synthetic tea, meat grown in a lab and artificial milk. It is possible to make a protein shake with vitamins and nutrients.

Companies Making New Foods

The world is going to have a food crisis and the meat demand will increase by another two-thirds, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Tissue cultures for the production of meat will reduce the environmental impact on the agriculture system, which will minimize the effect on the agricultural system and it will address the issue of animal welfare by providing food security. Mosa Meat, located in the Netherlands, is a company that produces Cultured Meat. Their first hamburger was served in London in 2013.

Other new companies working to make cultured meat include:

  • Memphis Meat, located in Berkeley, California, is also working with investors to build plants to grow commercial products.
  • Modern Agriculture Foundation (MAF) and SuperMeat, both located in Israel, and working to mass-produce cultured meat, such as chicken.
  • Finless Foods, located in Silicon Valley, is working to produce real fish meat using stem cells.
  • Just Inc., located in San Francisco, is developing synthetic chorizo, foie gras, artificial nugget, and it is also working to develop culture meat.
  • There is a Japanese company that also makes cultured foie gras.
  • Future Meat Technologies, located in Israel, uses GMO-free animal cells that grow indefinitely without animal-derived components.
  • Meatable is a new Dutch start-up company that received $10 million in funding to launch a pork prototype this summer.
  • New Age Meats, located in San Francisco, has developed a link sausage that has a smokey flavor for breakfast.
  • Eat Just, Inc., also in San Francisco, produces plant-based egg alternatives and a cell-based chicken nugget that cost $50 apiece to make.

There are approximately forty companies developing over a dozen types of meat. Due to the many advancements in bioengineering and regenerative medicine companies they are developing numerous types of meat.

This Breakthrough in Lab-Grown Meat Could Make it Look Like Real Flesh

Vegetarian Food

There are several vegetarian food substitutes that imitate nature, such as imitation bologna. The bologna may taste like bologna made from pork or beef, yet it contains no meat. Since these products only contain all-natural ingredients the term “artificial food” may not really apply. Artificial food typically includes products such as: nutrient, artificial flavoring or artificial coloring.

Artificial ingredients are sometimes used to provide a nutrient that would be found if the food was in its natural state. An example would be Tang®Drink Mix (first used on Apollo 8 in 1968) because vitamin C is added to provide 100% of the value of vitamin C in a serving of orange juice. Any consumer should read the labels on food products to see if artificial ingredients have been added.

Other Benefits of Artificial Food

In addition to the growing demand for food, another benefit is less land is required. Less fresh water is necessary and there are fewer greenhouse emissions. The good news is the nutritional value is the same.

According to New Age Meats, using this process to produce meat reduces greenhouse gases by 96%, uses 99% less land, 96% less water and uses 45% less energy.

Inside the World of Gourmet Lab Meat | Future of Food

In Conclusion

Due to world hunger and the growing population this is one good solution that will provide much more meat in a way that is better for our environment. All types of meat and even fish are being grown at these multiple companies. The cells double every twenty-four hours, therefore, only a minimal amount of land is necessary for their facilities. The cost of the products and government regulations are the biggest problems at this time.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Pamela Oglesby

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  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    12 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Lora,

    I apprecite all of your comments that bring up such relevant facts about our food supply. I think many of us agree with you.

    Thank you so much for your generous comments.

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    Lora Hollings 

    12 months ago

    With so many people now on our planet and the population expected to be at 9 billion by 2050, the meat and dairy industries are just unsustainable. With most meat and dairy now being produced by CAFOs which are responsible for most carbon emissions, cutting down huge amounts of rainforest and polluting our air, soil and water, there is no question that these alternatives are necessary and better for our planet. Besides being unsustainable, factory farmed meat (which is the way that most meat is produced) is rife with suffering and cruelty to animals and with mass meat production, the question is how healthy is this meat for us, presently? It is full of antibiotics and many of these animals also have diseases just from the extreme confinement and unhealthy conditions that the animals are raised in. I find plant-based alternatives much more appetizing than meat especially when you also consider the unsterile environment of slaughterhouses, the fact that most conventional red meat is bleached or ammonia-treated to kill the E. coli, and the amount of bacteria which has been found in much of the meat at grocery stores to be pretty repugnant and not something that I want to consume! I don’t have a desire to eat lab created meat any more than any other kind of meat. But since a lot of people do, I think that they need to do something to save our water, land, and drastically cut down on the hugely negative impact of animal agriculture on our planet. I found your article on what these new companies are doing to be most informative and encouraging! We have to develop sustainable foods and solve world hunger or we will have a very grim future in store for us. Great article, Pamela.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Genna,

    I was intrigued when I first read about this type of food, but not because I wanted to try it out. I just believe that as our population in the world increases we will need to find a way to feed people. Thanks for reading and commenting, Genna.

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    Genna East 

    13 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

    Faced with the prospect of artificial and synthetic food is frightening to me...yet the statistics are unavoidable as our population demands outgrow our supply. Such an interesting article, Pamela. Thank you.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Jason,

    Technology is moving so fast right now that it is hard to keep up. I think you expressed the same feelings as most people who commenting by saying you prefer not to eat this food. I agree! Thanks so much for your nice comments.

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    Jason Nicolosi 

    13 months ago from AZ

    I found your article interesting and intriguing. Technology is mind-blowing right now and a little scary too. It's crazy to think that with technology we can even print food. Using 3D printing technology it is possible to print real food. There are even companies like Organovo Holdings Inc that print body parts. So the idea of Synthetic Food isn't too shocking. I feel that it could definitely have its benefits, and its drawback as well. I personally don't want to eat the stuff. Haha. Great job Pamela.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Robert, I agree.

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    Robert Sacchi 

    13 months ago

    You're welcome. It is definitely something to watch.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Robert,

    Reglation may be an issue. I don't know all the answers to this situation. I appreciate your insight and your comments.

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    Robert Sacchi 

    13 months ago

    It seems there is a pull 2 ways. One way is synthetics and the other is organics. A concern might be too much regulation. If left alone the economics of the situation should keep things stable.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Sp,

    I think ways to feed all the people in the future has to be looked at and that is why all this research is happening. I am glad you learned something new.

    Thank you so much for your comments.

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    Sp Greaney 

    13 months ago from Ireland

    I'm not surprised that there are companies researching ways to create artificial and synthetic food. It will probably become a reality sometime in the future. But I do think I would prefer real food.

    But the reality is, there simple isn't enough food in many countries to feed the population.

    Great article. I hadn't heard about this, so it's nice to learn something new.

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    Miebakagh Fiberesima 

    13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

    Okay. I can agreed likewise.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Peggy,

    I agree. If the population grows like they predict having enough food could an issue for sure. I appreciate your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Rajan,

    They say they are not using dangerous chemicals as they are starting with cells from the cow. However, I also have concern about our health if we eat that type of food. Thank you for your comments.

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    Peggy Woods 

    13 months ago from Houston, Texas

    You have presented some interesting options for feeding hungry people in the future. I think that artificial foods are probably here to stay, and if that is the only option of helping to provide sustenance to hungry people, then that is good. We can also encourage more home gardening and other methods to help feed the hungry.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 

    13 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

    Artificially made food is a worrying factor to me since it is completely chemical-based. How the human body takes to it remains to be seen. Thanks for sharing details.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Adrienne,

    I agree that much of the food is a worry these days. I know a lot of people who have gardens but that does now supply all of their needs. I hopw to see changes in what food is available but it is expensive to buy some of the healthier food, which is another problem for many people. I appreciate your comments and I agree with you.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Shauna,

    I think economics are probably responsible for world hunger. One man who lives in Africa wrote an article that said if it rains they don't have much food as the fish don't bite. I think the pandemic is also responsible for wasted food.

    I understand why companies are trying to make edible food but I do not know if it is healthy. I hope we can come up with more answers. I appreciate all of your comments as this is a complex problem.

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    Adrienne Farricelli 

    13 months ago

    The increased reliance on GMO and artificial foods scare me and make me worried. I wished there were ways to go back to the old traditional agriculture where foods were genuine, fresh and grown naturally.

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    13 months ago from Central Florida

    Pamela, this is a very interesting article. However, I don't like the idea of artificial food. Most of the vegan meats are made of GMO ingredients, which defeats the purpose of trying to eat clean.

    Additionally, I'm of the opinion that world hunger directly relates to economics, not a shortage of food. Many people don't have a substantial income (or may have no income) to keep food on the table. Creating fake food will not solve that problem. Besides, what defects and diseases will we learn about down the road that resulted from eating manufactured food?

    I don't have a remedy for world hunger, but I seriously don't think artificial food is the answer. One way to help is for those of us who are not in the position of wondering where our next meal will come from, to donate to causes that feed the poor and hungry.

    Just a small step, but it's a step.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Miebakagh,

    Thank you for your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Miebakagh,

    Thank you for your comments.

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    Miebakagh Fiberesima 

    13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

    Pamela, I agreed with you. In a situation or areas where there are food crisis, the synthetic meats are a must, until the crisis is resolved. The WHO I believe approved of such, even among breast feeding mothers. Your article is ever green. Thank you.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Devika,

    There are people in poor areas right now who do not have enough to eat now and as our population increases that will become a bigger problem. I hope this synthetic meat helps solve that problem.

    Thank you for your comments Devika.

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    Devika Primić 

    13 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Hi Pamela food is a crisis in this world and this hub makes me wonder for the future. Valuable and so well thought of.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Manatita,

    I think distribution has probably become a greater problem during this pandemic. We may have enough food right now but if there are another 2 billion people in 2050, then I think there will not be enough food.

    I imagine you are right about success as a vegetarian. We will talk again in 2045. :-)

    I appreciate your very nice comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Ms Dora,

    I wish we could trust the labels too. Its hard to know what is next in available food. Thank you for your comments.

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    Dora Weithers 

    13 months ago from The Caribbean

    Lots of challenges concerning food choices in the future! Thanks for the information on these various products and the manufacturers. Just wish we could trust the labels.

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    manatita44 

    13 months ago from london

    Very interesting and futuristic article. The first two paragraphs are not too promising for the future.

    Yes, scientifically prepared food is on the increase and a problem for the naturopaths. Yet I hear that America throws away a lot of good food. Some say we have more than enough to feed the planet, but it's just a question of distribution.

    To be a vegetarian and succeed, mindset must go with it or you will fail. Intention and purpose are fed by the soul, but must be there. Again, in a minority, meat is necessary for health reasons.

    Well researched Hub. Let's meet and re-assess in 2045. Ha ha.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Ruby,

    I was a vegetarian for about 3 months but I missed meat also. My mother cooked about like yours. Thank you, Ruby, for your nice comments.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    13 months ago from Southern Illinois

    There was a time when I wanted to be a vegetarian and I tried the meatless meat. It didn't last long. I missed having meat. My mother cooked an entire meal around a meat product. That old adage is true, ( You like what you were raised on. ) Great article, something to think about.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Linda,

    Considering the growing population I think there will not be much of a choice. It will be interesting.

    Thanks so much for your comments. Stay safe and healthy, Linda.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi MG,

    I have the same opinion as you. I do think that synthetic meat will be used more often for hunger as the population grows. I appreciate your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Lori,

    I thought they were being more honest about labels now. Your example for natural is good. LOL

    I appreciate your nice comments. I think we all succumb every once in a while.

    Stay safe and healthy, Lori.

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    Lori Colbo 

    13 months ago from United States

    Another excellent article. Years ago I did an article on food labeling and how they trick us into thinking we are eating something healthy. It really is quite ridiculous. I wish they would do away with the GMO.

    One of the labeling tricks is to put the words "All natural." Rat pee is natural. Just because something is natural doesn't mean it's good. I try to eat as much fresh unprocessed food as I can but I do succumb to temptations from time to time. Today I had a slice of Costco pepperoni pizza. My hips will resent me but my tastebuds loved it.

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    MG Singh emge 

    13 months ago from Singapore

    This is a nice article. Honestly I do not like synthetic meat etc and would any day prefer to eat natural Stuff but in case if there is a food shortage perhaps this may be a solution.

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    Linda Crampton 

    13 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    You've written a thought-provoking article about a very interesting topic. I think the type of food that you've described will become increasingly common. The future should be interesting!

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Linda,

    There are a lot of very good foods and more artiicial meats are available now and many more to come in the future. I appreciate your commets, Linda.

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    Linda Chechar 

    13 months ago from Arizona

    It's a good artificial food article. There is a lot of plant-based foods that are more than ever. They also have artificial meats at fast-food burger places.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Linda,

    I guess with a vegetarian daughter you are familiar with more types of food than most people. I do think a more plant-based diet is healthier, but tell that my husband. LOL I also think this would be healthier for the planet. I appreciate your comments, Linda, as alway my friend.

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    Linda Lum 

    13 months ago from Washington State, USA

    Pamela, with a daughter who became a vegetarian in 2000, fake meat and I are not strangers. The market has certainly improved in the past 20 years. I've also discovered a few recipes that rely on vital wheat gluten that taste so good and have such texture that you could probably almost fool meat-eaters with them.

    I wrote not too long ago an article on sustainable eating in the 21st century. Not only is a more plant-based diet healthier for us, I believe it is healthier for our planet.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Maria,

    Everyone will have to adjust at some point. I really didn't expect to find as many references as I did concerning companies making this food. I hope you have a peaceful evening as well. I appreciate your continued support.

    Love and hugs.

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    Maria Jordan 

    13 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Dear Pamela,

    I feel so blessed to have never been hungry.

    If the process of artificial food helps in this arena, then we will need to adjust, as we have to so many other things in life.

    Lots to digest here (LOL) - thanks and have a peaceful evening.

    Love,

    Maria

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Clive,

    I would hope that is not true but I understand your concern. I don't think you will be eaing synthetic meat.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Flourish,

    I agree with concerning the suffering of animals. I know changes will come but they are not immediate. I appreciate our comments.

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    FlourishAnyway 

    13 months ago from USA

    The suffering that animals endure has become untenable given our global population. We can not justify the exploitation and something has to give. If I have to eat something that tastes not so much like what I grew up eating then so be it. I’ll get used to it. I’ve tried certain meatless options and they are amazing whereas others are not.

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    Clive Williams 

    13 months ago from Jamaica

    Let the Cancers begin!!!

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    Miebakagh Fiberesima 

    13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

    Pamela, you'll welcomed.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Miebakagh, I also have concerns about synthetic meat. I ha forgotten about Dolly. Thanks for your comments.

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    Miebakagh Fiberesima 

    13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

    Pamela, I am much concern about the long time effects on humans. That the meats were create with animal cells is not strange. That cannot compare with test tube babe Loius Brown. This feat of GMF can only be comparable to Dolly, the first genetic cow. She live for only five years and then died.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Miebakagh, I think they are using cells from cows and pigs, then growing those cells to make this meat. Maybe it is better then we think. Maybe in the future this meat will improve. Thank you Miebakagh.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Liz,

    I tried tofu and no matter which way I cooked it I just never liked it. I know changes are ahead but they won't come too quickly. I think the meat probably tastes pretty good but I haven't tried it, so I have no opinion. I appreciate your omments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Miebakagh,

    I know you are rigt about the sailors and I think the scientists are trying to find a way to feed people as the population increases. Thank you for your comments.

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    Miebakagh Fiberesima 

    13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

    Pamela, these GMF(oods) can only serve as an emergency or temporary measure. Human beings and other higher and birds were not create to depend on GMF. They were create to survive on organic products. The long time effect of process foods has been know for years. GMF could not had any adverse effect on the human body in the long run, right? That is absurd. More research at the humanitarian level is need. Pamela, I am enthused with the addition of vitamin C to the diet of a space traveller. But prior to these, sailors have been taught to take lime, lemons, and oranges with them. Thank you, Pamela, thank you. I like this article, so will others. It contain useful information for brain storming.

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    Liz Westwood 

    13 months ago from UK

    You pose a very interesting and topical question. I tried tvp (textured vegetable protein) and tofu many years ago. Maybe, with these developments, it's time for me to look and try again.

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    Miebakagh Fiberesima 

    13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

    Pamela, good as these artificial foods may be, they cannot in any way beat the natural products of organic nature. They may well serve as a temporary or emergency measure. The best thing about these GMF(ood) has not yet be done-the long time effect, positive or negative has not yet been ascertain even on mice, rabbits, birds, and other animals. Human beings and other higher animals were not create to thrift on GMF. They were now turning away from organic foods polluted with insignificant amounts of synthesis items. Pamela, this article serves a purpose. People will be enlighten to decide. Thank you, Pamela, thank you.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Lorna,

    They are making vegetarian food also, Lorna. I think you will avoid it. I do think it is the way of the future. It is good for our planetl and I guess it does beat starvation.

    I appreciate your nice comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Peachy,

    I am sorry to hear about the chickens. I agree they are so much bigger then when I was a child. I hear your frustration. Thank you for your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi John,

    Actually, I am with you and Bill but maybe someday. I do think it is the future. Thank you for your comments John. Have a nice Father's Day!

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    Lorna Lamon 

    13 months ago

    It has to happen due to the population growth, however, even if I weren't a vegetarian, I don't think I would be trying this type of product. I think it will take time to get used to the idea and a lot of very clever advertising. It will also help environmentally and saving our planet has to be a priority. Great article - food for thought (pardon the pun).

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    peachy 

    13 months ago from Home Sweet Home

    Every ingredients in the kitchen is going to be fake soon. What you see is not what you get. CHicken used to be rear in the villages but not they are injected with chemicals in order to fatten them up which is the reason why people are becoming obese. We are consuming the chemical instead of the chicken.

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    John Hansen 

    13 months ago from Gondwana Land

    I agree with Bill’s comments, Pam. I don’t think I would be in a hurry to try synthetic meat either, but I can understand how synthetic foods may be needed to feed a growing population in the future. Thank you or sharing this interesting information.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Eric,

    This meat is going to be the future due to the growing hunger problem. I lked researching this topic but I am not sure about some of the products, but maybe it will be delicious and safe. Thank you for your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Bill,

    I think it may eventually be the only way to feed much of the world. I found the research interesting as hunger will eventually beome a bigger problem. Thank you for your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Rosina,

    I think it will take a few years before this type of meat will be that available or affordable. I appreciate your comments.

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    Eric Dierker 

    13 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    What a trip! Well it rankles me at first blush. But we have to face facts. During this quarantine stuff I have used more processed foods than in two years combined previously. It worries me.

    But I will search these out and try some. Especially with cattle it makes a lot of sense.

    Thanks for hitting the high mark once again.

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    Rosina S Khan 

    13 months ago

    Pamela, I am curious about this article and it seems interesting too. Actually artificial and synthesized meat food products are being made by different companies in order to combat hunger and growing population. This is a concept many will find difficult to take in. I hope we can go along with the old ways a bit longer so that the new ways can be grabbed much later when we are more comfortable with them.

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    Bill De Giulio 

    13 months ago from Massachusetts

    This certainly is interesting. I can see this topic creating a lot of debate. I also am not quite sure how I feel about this, and I don’t think I will be in a rush to try synthetic meat. But, it may be the only way to feed the world with the current population growth.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Ann,

    Actually my feelings are similar to yours. I don't necessarily trust the compn.anies either but I know world hunger is a growing problems. I appreciate all of your comments, Ann. I understand your feelings about this topic.

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    Ann Carr 

    13 months ago from SW England

    Artificial foods of any kind really bother me. I know they say it's from basically the same elements but, frankly, I don't trust the manufacturers or the governments who sanction them.

    I'm sticking to growing my own as much as possible but that's difficult for many and assumes one can afford to do so. Such a huge and difficult problem that there has to be a solution - we might have to make the best of a bad job in the end but I hope not.

    Sorry to be so negative, Pamela!

    This is a great article and you've given lots of detail. It's such an education and we all need to hear know about it. Well done.

    Ann

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Bill,

    This idea bother me also but I do think it is interesting. By 2050, I won't be here anyway, so I don't think it will roll out that fast although a couple of the hamburger places are already using the meat.

    Thanks so much for your comments. Have a great Father's day, Bill!

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    Bill Holland 

    13 months ago from Olympia, WA

    Fascinating topic! I'll have to give this some thought. I'm not sure why, but this concept bothers me. I need more time to think on it. :) But still, fascinating article.

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