A Dutch scientist is working on a new food that gives a whole new meaning to 'mystery meat.'
The idea is to grow cow meat from bovine stem cells.
There are still a few things to work out:
Since there is no blood in the meat it's pinkish-yellow in color.
Scientists need to grow the fat separately to keep the meat juicy and tasty.
A scientist is expected to unveil his Petri-grown burger in October.
There is no word on who gets the first bite.
To produce the meat on a large scale, it could take up to 20 years
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would we know we were eating a test tube burger? It doesn't sound very appetizing
I do not think so. lololo! No way it sounds a little disgusting.
Hard to say! Could be the fad of the future, or the ONLY way to have a burger in the future, lol.
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.
Lol, did that answer the question? Only if it comes from the Real cow.
Sounds crazy... but you know, for a lot of people saying no, they might not know that they're drinking aborted fetus cells in Pepsi!
Yeah, haha. It's been talked about for a while now.
The lab that does flavor research for Pepsi (and Kraft, and Nestle!) does it.
It's supposed to "enhance the flavor."
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.
Yeah, I'll pass. Didn't know that about the PCBs thanks for pointing that out Wesman.
There is enough difference just in a cow that is grass fed rather than feedlot beef. Imagine the possibilities here. Sprinkle it with some aspartame for flavor?
No way. Not a chance. I am so sick of scientists and corporations screwing with the natural world. Leave it the HELL alone.
How about this meat, it's low fat:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/internatio … -of-feces/
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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