reply to post by sarahlm
I know exactly where I stand with this. I wouldnt feed this pap to a dog. From all reports, this meat has all the flavour of a cardboard box, and is
missing several of the key components of good meat. But there is something deeper in my estimation, of what is wrong with this idea.
No cows died in the making of this burger. The stem cells of which it was made do not contain the chemical traces of the diet of a cow, unlike
genuine cow flesh, which contains the molecular echo of every blade of grass, every drop of water, every drop of its mothers milk, every nourishing
morsel to pass its lips since the day it was born, until the day it got a bolt round to the head and cut into bits to be made into steaks, burgers,
sausages and so on.
Science will never replace good old fashioned dead animal meat, because of this very fact. And you know, there is no reason why we shouldnt eat meat.
There are reasons why we shouldnt eat it in massive, heartbusting quantities, giving ourselves increased risk of colon cancer and so on, but no reason
why we should stop eating it all together. If we didnt kill cows for food, we would have to kill them anyway!
Not many people realise this, but in much of the Western world, there are no top predators save mankind. Cows in Britain do not routinely get carried
off by big cats, bears, wolf packs, and the like. This means that if we stopped eating them, cow populations would sky rocket if we didnt cull them,
which would dramatically increase the amount of cow farts released into the air, and they contain greenhouse chemicals. Now, say what you will about
the existence of the green house effect, the law is the law. An over abundance of cows would cause various emissions treaties to become totally
invalid. So we would end up with dead cows, for no purpose what so ever.
The whole idea is utterly stupid, as is an a diet constructed around ethics.