Scientists Grow MEAT In A Lab

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  1. essies

    essies "We're all just walking each other home." Ram Dass

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

    http://planetgreen.discovery.com/fo...in-a-lab-crazy-weird-and-flatulence-free.html
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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.

    :sick:

    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/sc_nm/us_food_meat_laboratory_feature

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkEr-pAkz8Q[/ame]
     
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  3. Kathaboo K

    Kathaboo K Keeper of the Pomihuahuas

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    How sickening is this? Stomach turning :sick:
     
  4. Herding Cats

    Herding Cats New Member

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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...

    Best-
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  5. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    doesn't sound yummy........
     
  6. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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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. :D
     
  7. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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

    I'm with you, Kat. No yuckier than eating cows and chickens, and far more sterile.
     
  8. Gypseagirl

    Gypseagirl If JA gets off-there is absolutely NO Justice!!

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    I will have to pass on that. LOL Gross!!!
     
  9. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Well, at least you know exactly what went in your food if you put it together in the test tube.
     
  10. essies

    essies "We're all just walking each other home." Ram Dass

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    Only if your grow your "meat" in your own test tube in your own lab-remember Soylent green?:sick:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sp-VFBbjpE[/ame]
     
  11. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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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!
     
  12. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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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.
     
  13. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    Sorry, but this is gross and not natural at all.
    Not the way it was intended IMO.

    This world scares me sometimes.
     
  14. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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

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