Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Would You Eat Meat Grown In a Laboratory?

"Although the thought of a juicy steak or chicken tender raised in a laboratory, disassociated from fur or feathers, may sound unappetizing, scientists say it's only a matter of years before we'll all be tucking in to 'in vitro meat."

"As the cells develop, they attach to a natural scaffold, gradually forming muscle tissue, which as butchers know is the primary ingredient in meat. Scientists envision being able to customize meat blends based on individual taste, fat content or even nutrients."

"In a trend that perhaps suggests our growing alienation from the methods of our food production, urban legends have circulated for several years that this or that fast food chain has already been serving us meat from 'genetically engineered' animal parts that lack heads or hearts."

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