posted on May, 9 2008 @ 07:44 PM
Please could anybody enlighten us further about a university in Norway working with Norway's petrochemical industry who are experimenting with
growing meat in petri dishes for human consumption ?
The idea is that you go to the supermarket and buy a slab of pork or beef that has never been near a farm or part of a live animal.
This in-vitro meat has a low carbon footprint and is being promoted as a Green way to feed the world. It would be about a fifth the cost to produce as
farm raised meat.
This process starts by taking uterine stem cells, growing them in a broth of bacteria first raised on petro-chemical byproducts. The cells are sent
chemical signals to develop as meat. The same stem cells can be re-used 30 or so times to produce meat.
I have no links to this stuff and wondered if people had any further information ?
Equally interested in people's reactions to eating such meat ?
No doubt though it revolts us the next generation will start to eat it for Green reasons and within 2-3 generations farm raised meat will be a luxury
item for the very rich.