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originally posted by: suicideeddie
a reply to: rickymouse
you could use the goldfish as bait for something bigger
originally posted by: rickymouse
Of course, they only make electric ones now. Nobody can even turn a crank anymore.
originally posted by: roadgravel
I can see restaurants selling horse meat at a higher price by claiming it is special. Be one of the few whose steak ran in the Kentucky Derby.
How about a burger franchise named Derby Burger, Mr Ed's, Blue Grass Steak House.
Anyway, back in 2013, there were actually some pretty nightmarish meat problems after testing revealed horsemeat in some hamburgers, and lasagna meat that was as much as 90 percent equine. Meat ID tests exist that use DNA extraction and an amplification technique called PCR (polymerase chain reaction), but they might not be sensitive to cooked products after the DNA degrades under heat and processing.
The technique still isn’t something you can do at home—the method ultimately required lab equipment like a centrifuge, custom genetic material, chemicals to perform the analysis, and a sensing kit composed of special disposable electrodes.
Using their setup, the authors took a look at tiny meat samples as well as beef spiked with traces of horsemeat. They isolated the mitochondria by crushing the meat and centrifuging it using their extraction kit, and then got to work with their analysis.
The researchers report that they could successfully detect horsemeat at concentrations as low as .5%.