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Lab Grown Burger [Pic+]

*gag* *barf* *heave* *ick*

submitted by: HalfPintRoo
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Hits: 5092 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 3.4 | Category: Weird | Date: 08/05/2013
 
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Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2742 Posts
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 7:49:16 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".

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16145 Posts
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 4:10:50 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.

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:32:31 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

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2742 Posts
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 10:10:25 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.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2742 Posts
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 10:05:46 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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