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    Scientists Grow MEAT In A Lab

    Scientists Grow Meat in a Lab: Crazy, Weird, and Flatulence-Free
    Gross or cool? You be the judge.

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    A developmental biologist and tissue engineer, Vladimir Mironov, M.D., Ph.D., at Medical University of South Carolina is bioengineering "cultured" meat. According to a story on Yahoo News, it's a product he believes could help solve future global food crises.

    It's called in-vitro cultured meat and it's no doubt a controversial idea. The USDA and the National Institute of Health have refused to fund the program.

    "There's a yuck factor when people find out meat is grown in a lab. They don't like to associate technology with food," said Nicholas Genovese, 32, a researcher working under a PETA three-year grant to run Dr. Mironov's meat-growing lab.



    Dr. Mironov has taken myoblasts -- embryonic cells that develop into muscle tissue -- from turkey and bathed them in a nutrient bath of bovine serum on a scaffold made of chitosan (a common polymer found in nature) to grow animal skeletal muscle tissue. But how do you get that juicy, meaty quality?

    Genovese said scientists want to add fat. And adding a vascular system so that interior cells can receive oxygen will enable the growth of steak, say, instead of just thin strips of muscle tissue.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110130/...ratory_feature

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    How sickening is this? Stomach turning

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    Someone needs to send this over to Margaret Atwood, author of Oryx and Crake, and Year of the Flood. Seems to me, she may be predicted this sort of thing.

    And yes, there's a bit of the YUCK factor...no doubt or question. Although, I have to say, I'm not at all surprised to see PETA involved in this...

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    doesn't sound yummy........
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    I don't find it anymore disgusting than eating an animal. LOL

    Sorry but I really don't LOL.

    I won't either either.

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    Mmm...test tube cheeseburgers. I can hardly wait.

    I'm with you, Kat. No yuckier than eating cows and chickens, and far more sterile.
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    I will have to pass on that. LOL Gross!!!
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    Well, at least you know exactly what went in your food if you put it together in the test tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    Well, at least you know exactly what went in your food if you put it together in the test tube.
    Only if your grow your "meat" in your own test tube in your own lab-remember Soylent green?
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sp-VFBbjpE[/ame]

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    Oh that's one of my husband's favorite movies! He'll quote that exact line at random times...cracks my butt up!


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    My son does that, too, Kat. Actually, he does an imitation of Phil Hartman on SNL imitating Charlton Heston.

    Anyway, the movie is a cult classic. I love it.
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    Sorry, but this is gross and not natural at all.
    Not the way it was intended IMO.

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    No thank you. I hope this doesn't catch on.



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