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Artificial Meat?

  1. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Have you guys heard any of these stories about growing meat in laboratories? I have heard a few recently and the one the sticks out is the engineered pork. It does have the genetics of a pig but not from a dead pig. I wonder a few things about this, is this artificial pork like bacon kosher? Would a vegetarian eat artificial meat? What do you guys think?

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    EWWWW!!!!!!!!!  lol

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    i don't think a vegetarian would consume genetically engineered meat, because it is created by injecting genes from one living animal into the DNA of another. (i think)

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      From the reports I have seen it sounds like they take the DNA from say a pig but not to put into some other animal but to inject in laboratory grown cells. The idea being that no animal need be killed to provide the food. With something like beef it would reduce the need for cows which are thought to be major contributers to green house gasses. The DNA would create the flavor and texture of the meat of that animal.

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        whats a lab grown cell? what makes it grow? where did the cell come from?
        if your vegetarian ethicaly, i doubt this would make a difference.....nutritionaly, is it any better?

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ugh.....it sounds gross, no matter who you are

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    like ham in a can? yikes

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yummm can I have that in a can please? lol

  5. Arthur Fontes profile image81
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    First they feed us clones now we are supposed to eat laboratory meat.  I will stick to my rice and beans.

  6. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Dinner is ready! tongue big_smile

  7. goldenpath profile image71
    goldenpathposted 8 years ago

    Interesting story.  I know there is a product on the market that has the consistency of meat and it meant to be a substitute.  I don't know what it's called.  It's organic.  I tried it once several years ago from a lady who was really gung ho on not consuming meat.

    Do some investigating and make a hub of it.  I'll read it! smile

  8. blue dog profile image72
    blue dogposted 8 years ago

    if there is any doubt about monsanto's role in this, well:


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    sarah dawkinsposted 8 years ago

    I heard it on the news recently.  What on earth are they thinking of.  Don't they realize that they are messing with nature.  In years to come, it will come back and bite them....haha, no pun intended.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol im off cook my homegrown chicken.

  10. Webmatron profile image56
    Webmatronposted 8 years ago

    It doesn't make any sense when there are mushrooms and beans.  If people just didn't overconsume, meat wouldn't be such a big ethical issue anyway except to those who avoid meat for spiritual reasons.  The economy is forcing people to watch their consumption anyway because meat is expensive.

    I think more people are coming around to the idea that you can get more protein from a live animal than a dead one.

  11. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    Hmmmmm, sorry, I thought from the title of this thread it was about sex dolls,,,  carry on,,,,,  roll

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      I think artificial meat would be great! I love meat, but I hate that animals have to die and go through the grisly ordeal of the typical slaughterhouse. Wow - next thing you know, they'll come up with some kind of artificial fur so that animals won't have to endure steel leg-hold traps in order to provide humans with warmth! Oh, wait...

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      Citrus000posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol I know this is a bit of a late reaction, but jeez bill. You need to cut yourself a break, you have been working too much! big_smile

      This sounds kinda Yuk, but then again I don't eat meat anyway.

  12. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    I saw an actual artificial egg made out of chemicals by the Chinese - its in a hub but I forget the name of it - and so anything is possible - they will probably make it look like the real thing and we won't even know.  I got some raspberries a few weeks ago that are very suspicious - they haven't gone moldy yet and I forgot them in the fridg - long ago.  Found them today and they look a little dry, but otherwise good.  How is that possible? radiation?  maybe they're artificial!  Oh no!  What will artificial stuff DO to our bodies?