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Date: 08/05/13 11:18 AM

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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 11:18 am
    Link: Lab Grown Burger - *gag* *barf* *heave* *ick*
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2013 at 11:26 am
    I thought they called those Boca burgers????
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2013 at 11:27 am
    Why not ? Is it really worse than beef raised using lots of hormones ?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2013 at 11:41 am
    Yeah, I`ll pass. I`m surprised this didn`t come from Japan.

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

    When they said "Lab" I think they meant "Labrador".
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 11:53 am
    No issue whatsoever. Just hope some some idiots don`t stop this going into mass production complaining about the non existent ethics of it.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    I was listening to the BBC last night when they announced that this burger would be tasted later "in the day.." Preemptive comment: can`t wait to see what their reaction was!

    Post-emptive comment: Underwhelming, somewhat. Texture, interesting. Lard shouldn`t be hard to come by in the future. Yuck-factor? Isn`t half our food genetically-modified in some way? I`d eat it once a week at least as an alternative if it would curb world hunger. I`d try it just for the hell of it too. They could have put ketchup and pepper on it after the initial taste too - this is a £200,000 burger here people - let`s make the most of it.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    How do we know they didn`t use failed lab experiment rats in there?
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    how would anyone find a burger made in a highly hygienic lab disgusting? but would eat a burger made from cows that poo on the same place they eat their food?
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    DutchWeed Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    "how would anyone find a burger made in a highly hygienic lab disgusting? but would eat a burger made from cows that poo on the same place they eat their food?"

    THIS seems like most people are retarded nowadays
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    It`s easy to complain about "lab" and genetically modified foods when you live in a country that isn`t starving.
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    "Monday, August 5, 2013 12:12:23 PM
    How do we know they didn`t use failed lab experiment rats in there?"

    Rat? This is a rat burger?
    Not bad! Matter of fact this is the best burger I`ve had in years!
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    Freyr108 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    I have no problems with lab grown meat, not really any different from normal meat, other than the fact that no animals would be killed (which to be perfectly honest with you, I couldn`t really care less about...)
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    I have no problem with GMO veggies. But fake meat, NO WAY!
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    Erm, the whole point is that it isn`t fake. It`s real meat, just grown in a lab instead of on an animal. And it`s probably healthier than any burger you`ll find in a supermarket. Just a tad on the pricey side.
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    bloomi Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    As other people have been saying, I have no problem with GM foods, but not this. Having said that the generation of people that grow up with this widely available will probably have no problem with it.

    My biggest concern is that I could see real meat being relegated to a niche product for the rich while poorer and poorer quality lab grown meat is available for all.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    @Zed68: Points for Demolition Man reference
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm
    Anyone who`s okay with GMO`s and not lab grown meat is a hypocrite. If you let people mess with our food on a cellular level problems are bound to arise. We humans are not nearly as smart as we think we are.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    Also, people are starving in the world because of global politics, not a shortage of food.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    Agent00Smith: It`s not hypocritical at all. Lab grown meat hasn`t really been alive.

    My general rule is if it hasn`t grown outside, I don`t trust it. With a few exceptions like mushrooms. It`s rather simple and not hypocritical at all.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    August 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    They were going to have a panel of food critics taste it today on BBC news but I missed how that turned out. Cant be as bad as McD`s wormburgers.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    Veggies which grow in dirt being messed with- while I do NOT agree with that at all- doesn`t bother me the way "meat never being a part of a living animal" really grosses me out! I mean- REALLY- grosses me out. ugh! The thought really gives me the creeps!
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    I smell rank ignorance and fear among the uncultured laypeople. Foods like this aren`t introduced to the general public until thoroughly tested, especially considering the fear surrounding them.

    Muscle cells are muscle cells. Get over your squeamishness.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    This is fabulous, I hope that at some point in the future it can be produced in a sustainable fashion for public consumption...that said; I`m still going to be sticking with my veggie burgers.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    Think I heard they still had to kill the animal to get those cells. Right now I`d prefer my meat not be tortured to death. But as soon they start cloning it, I`ll jump on that bandwagon. No need for PeTA to try and make me feel guilty about what I eat.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    *gag* *barf* *heave* *ick*

    According to one who judged the book by its cover.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    August 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    Nothing with a face died for your dinner.

    Beef that a vegan could eat.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2013 at 11:16 pm
    @Sleepyhallow: Maybe a veggie, but not a vegan. Vegans don`t even eat cheese because it was made from a "imprisoned" animal, so something made from animal blood will not be better.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    August 6, 2013 at 1:39 am
    Theoretically, to prevent the moral outrage about killing animals, why not a burger grown from your very own stem-cells? That would be no worse than biting your nails, or chewing at bits of skin on your knuckles.
    Humans who have resorted to cannibalism to survive, report that human meat tastes like pork. (I believe this is where the expression `long-pig` comes from).
    There you have it. Veggies would be able to enjoy a bacon sandwich with a clear conscience, happy in the knowledge that no animal had been killed for them to eat meat: No more `meat is murder`, but `meat is me`.
    How about a bacon-swapping party/barbecue? Bring your own bacon to the barbecue, and everyone has to taste all the samples and guess who is who!
    I see a nightmare in the making.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2013 at 5:49 am
    I can`t help that the thought of this make me gag! You going to tell me not to gag when I eat string beans too? hahaha
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2013 at 10:05 am
    @CrakrJak
    @bloomi

    It`s not genetically modified at all. Nor is it fake meat. It is real meat (just produced differently) that is genetically identical to the donor animal.

    Understand what you`re offended by BEFORE you get offended by it.

    Incidentally:

    "My biggest concern is that I could see real meat being relegated to a niche product for the rich while poorer and poorer quality lab grown meat is available for all."

    Meat is already a niche product for the rich, on the global scheme of things. You and I and everyone talking on here ARE the rich people of the world.

    The true poor are generally the ones not accessing computers, and they don`t have a lot of meat in their diets.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2013 at 10:10 am
    @DrProfessor

    "Muscle cells are muscle cells. Get over your squeamishness."

    Exactly!

    My hunch is that most of the people who are squeamish about this are the same people who have never seen the process that turns the cow into their burger, and would be equally squeamish if they did see it.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    "My hunch is that most of the people who are squeamish about this are the same people who have never seen the process that turns the cow into their burger, and would be equally squeamish if they did see it."

    you are correct. I`m afraid I wouldn`t be a meat eater at all if I do :X
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    Musuko42: Stem cell grown meat is not natural, never been attached to tendon or nerves, not even been exercised. Why do you think it`s so damn unpalatable?

    It`s also a huge waste of stem cells and effort.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    August 7, 2013 at 7:49 am
    @CrakrJak

    "Stem cell grown meat is not natural"

    Cattle farming is not natural. Nor are agriculture, the internal combustion engine, electronics of any kind, the list goes on.

    On the other hand, things that are natural include: plague, famine, drought, extinction, death.

    "Why do you think it`s so damn unpalatable?"

    Because many people foolishly think that "natural" always means "good" and "unnatural" always means "bad".

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