Lab-grown meat gives food for thought
By Tom Levitt, for CNN
updated 7:21 AM EDT, Mon August 13, 2012 | Filed under: Innovations
...In fact, rather than attempt to race to produce an engineered meat product, Forgacs said his first lab-grown product is going to be leather, which he says "is a similar product to some extents but not as controversial and doesn't require the same legislation that meat does".
When it comes to producing meat, Forgacs says the most difficult part is creating muscle tissue that tastes, looks and feels like animal flesh....
I'd have to say this sounds really gross right now. Maybe in the future they can do something with this that I'll eat, but not now.
I'm longing for a synthetic meat breakfast sandwich as we speak.
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Can we pretend to eat it?
That technical description up there, where they talk about imitating the texture and ....blech...other attributes of meat?? That's enough to make me go vegan.
Slightly OT and not intending to usurp your thread, SD, but I was reminded of a funny fish experience that I'd like to share.
A couple of years ago, I was next in line at the seafood counter at the market where I do most of my food shopping. The fish guy was waiting on an older woman who was asking about the farm-raised tilapia that was a featured item. I could hardly keep from as the fish man tried to explain to her that "yes, the fish were in water" as the customer was having difficulty comprehending how fish could be "raised on a farm"
DH and I are regulars at the seafood counter, and the two full-time fish guys know both of us well. When the woman left, I told G.. that he had handled the situation admirably and that I didn't know how he kept a straight face. He had caught my and knew that I, too, was amused
Beats Soylent Green.
I have discovered the wonderful nutritional value of quinoa (pronouced keen-wah).
My vegan venture continues.
Grow your own? Moo.....
Would you eat
Call it chow:
Or poke your fork
In man-made pork?
Would you ingest
Or tuna fish
With a petri dish?
I could excuse
To save emus.
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By SUZANNE HAMLIN
Published: June 11, 1997
FROM a cross-country reading of the culinary winds, it appears that farro, an ancient grain believed to have sustained the Roman legions, has finally made it to the New World. Used in soups, salads and desserts, the little light brown grain is an intriguing alternative to pasta and rice...
kind of feel a bit ill even reading that.
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