Test-Tube Meat's Secret Ingredient: Unborn Cow Blood

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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Test-Tube Meat's Secret Ingredient: Unborn Cow Blood


www.motherjones.com

News of the successful tasting excited some food-system researchers. Responding to enviro writer Andy Revkin, University of Minnesota scholar Emily Cassidy tweeted "Why is #culturedbeef important? Shifting away from grain-fed beef could feed over 350 million more people."
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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Now lets take a look at the actual truth of the matter...
and look at the fatal flaw of In Vitro meat.

First, the misleading statements that it seems wasteful to grow grain to feed animals for the
purpose of eating the animals; and the possiblity that lab-grown meat is one solution.

Second, that somehow this meat is "artificial" or fed artificial "nutrients".


But just as cows don't grow out of thin air—they need feed—in vitro meat doesn't appear
magically in those lab vats. It, too, needs to be fed something if it's going to grow.


The little publicized truth is that the lab cells were fed a mixture of sugars and amino
acids supplemented with fetal bovine serum.



literally the blood of unborn cows," she writes. Fetal bovine serum is a slaughterhouse
byproduct used mainly by the pharmaceutical industry.


Fetal bovine serum; Current cost: $250 per liter—which is the major cost of that 5 oz burger.

While one can think of lots of reasons to just eat that
old fashioned butcher cut, or explore vegan...
this certainly might be the common sense factor.

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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I heard that the tasters were none to pleased with the meat that they tried.
If it is going to be expensive, it better taste great.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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i thought it was grown from stem cells going right next to the bone that would normally be wasted with traditional cuts of meat.

im going to assume this is the same stuff, i cant find the other thread



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
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If it is going to be expensive, it better taste great.


Agreed, otherwise, what is the point?


Not saving grain, not saving cows, its gross and tastes strange,
and is cost prohibitive....really makes me wonder why its all over
the MSM like its some kind of a real viable solution.


And somehow people end up thinking this meat just grows itself,
and they feed it chemicals....now that sounds appetizing...
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:19 PM
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The entire concept of humans eating animals has gotten the world in so much trouble it's almost too much to write about. But thanks for your data about the new "test tube corpse", informative and not something I've read about in other news sources about this weird development.
edit on 6-8-2013 by Aleister because: added "humans" after reading a later post which correctly implied that of course animals eat animals. I used to eat animals. I was an idiot.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by Biigs
i thought it was grown from stem cells going right next to the bone that would normally be wasted with traditional cuts of meat.



The stem cells have to eat too you know, in order to grow.
Otherwise, they just sit in the petri dish hungry.

That is the main reason I posted this, I wondered if it was
disclosed as to the source of the "cell" food. I was a bit shocked.

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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The entire concept of eating animals is not a human concoction, but part of the natural order of the earth. Everything eats other animals in some form. The concept of killing off our predator brothers is one of the many concepts that has us in trouble, now we have to hunt more to attempt to keep balance in the ecosystems.....

As for this test tube meat...... No thanks..... I will be eating real game meat myself, and local free range cows like I have been doing for years.
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by TKDRL
I will be eating real game meat myself, and local free range cows like I have been doing for years.


What a great thing it is.
And the free range cow is not fed as much grain, another plus!




posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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This kind of stuff always reminds me of how Christians used to think that any new technology was the devil. I guess that would just keep your life simple if you just held on to the idea that technology was bad.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:08 PM
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No one is saying technology is bad.

The point is in this case, its not much efficient technology as it is hugely
cost prohibitive.
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships
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No one is saying technology is bad.


Its pretty clear you are distorting things in the article to make it sound worse than it is. For example you say



The little publicized truth is that the lab cells were fed a mixture of sugars and amino
acids...

Which is just BS because its not little publicized truth- its actual truth. If you read the article you can clearly see that it is mentioned specifically.




The point is in this case, its not much technology as it is hugely
cost prohibitive.

Actually the point is that this is being researched so it will be cheaper in the future.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Originally posted by TKDRL
I will be eating real game meat myself, and local free range cows like I have been doing for years.


What a great thing it is.
And the free range cow is not fed as much grain, another plus!



The best beef contains a mix of hay and grain, along with a steady supply of salt and water. While they graze, they will eat the grasses, etc in the area, too.

Our local beef is amazing in quality. For $7/lb i can buy fresh, local ribeyes (in 1-1.2lb steaks). I eat ribeye very frequently.


In Texas we don't have the amazing produce like back east. But our beef is beyond belief. And local pork ain't too shabby.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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I would agree that it was a little publicized truth. Of course, the headline of "The $375,000 hamburger" doesn't imply that it is cost effective.....



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by Superhans
this is being researched so it will be cheaper in the future.


But is scaling the deus ex machina ?

This is often the push of many scientific proposals, often overlooked
and minimilized are the real costs involved and the practical everyday
application to the "problem".

Is it really just an engineering problem?

Cell culture is one of thee most expensive resource intensive techs
in biology! You have to keep the cells in the right environment, well fed
and and free of contamination.

As opposed to cows who free range on grass. This will
never be comparable. It has research potential, thats all.

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Cell culture is one of thee most expensive resource intensive techs
in biology! You have to keep the cells in the right environment, well fed
and and free of contamination.


For now, just how all the technology you own was once way more expensive than it is. People said that TVs and computers would be too expensive and not practical- look at us now.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

or explore vegan...


Would sooner join al qaeda



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
But our beef is beyond belief.


Hey there thats a great slogan!


Somene in Texas should thank you, and grab onto that one.
And, I would agree...I like a lot of veggies but sometimes
I just really enjoy a few slices of steak and a burger.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Originally posted by TKDRL
I will be eating real game meat myself, and local free range cows like I have been doing for years.


What a great thing it is.
And the free range cow is not fed as much grain, another plus!



How would a "free range" cow get fed any grain at all? Apart from wild grain and getting into a grain farm..



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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All this environmentalism, "green" stuff and dietary fascism is really just religious fanaticism. And the one thing religious zealots hate is logic
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