Meat Maker

I can’t decide whether or not this more disturbing than traditional animal-killing:


Here are some choice tidbits:

Scientists are trying to develop an industrial process that grows meat tissue from a few cells in a lab – or even at home, in a device like a bread maker.

Instead of being cut from a farm animal, the beef, pork or chicken would be grown in incubators from a few starter cells, a growth medium and some hormones to get the cells to divide.

“It has the taste and texture resembling the ground meat products that are already available,” such as hamburger or chicken nuggets, he said.

Researchers in the Netherlands have grown mouse meat and are now working on pork. Australian scientists served grown frog muscle tissue with apple brandy sauce at an exhibition in France in 2003. They said the meat tasted like jelly on cloth.

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