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Mark Post has been given €300,000 to make a hamburger, in one year. Easy money, you might think, but try doing that without using meat that has come from an animal. Professor Post is one of the few people on the planet who can.
As head of the department of vascular physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, he is in the vanguard of a new wave of research to create a way of producing meat that cuts out the need for animal husbandry altogether.
Some ideas, some technologies may sound like science fiction, but they are fast becoming science fact. Instead of getting meat from animals raised in pastures, he wants to grow steaks in lab conditions, directly from muscle stem cells. If successful, the technology will transform the way we produce food. "We want to turn meat production from a farming process to a factory process," said Mark Post.
Originally posted by iLoGiCViZiOnS
I would become a vegetarian before I eat any kind of genetically engineered lab meat.........bring on the wilted lettuce if need be but nothing could make me want to eat that crap
Originally posted by Shirak
It is my hope this technology grows the amount of suffering perpetrated by the meat industries practices would become a unnecessary thing of the past. In that future scenario future generations will see the practices of current day meat industry as the dark ages and the people who perpetrated it as savages.
Originally posted by spoonbender
Sure and you can pay more
for your Kobi Dukee Steak
Japanese Make Meat from human Dukee
Originally posted by Lynzer
This makes me glad I became a vegetarian 6 months ago....and also the high price of meat...
Originally posted by Detour
a down side to this:
Just how many farmers will go
out of business when there meat
is no longer required ???
I know for sure the price of the meat
will not go down at the counter.
stealing from the lil man and
giving to the big man
Originally posted by eywadevotee
What a waste of biotercvhnology. If they could grow steaks in a lab, they could use the same technology to grow replacement limbs and organs made to order.