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Lab grown meat?!! Grow a burger?!

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    "Lab-grown meat is first step to artificial hamburger.

    Dutch scientists have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year.

    At a major science meeting in Canada, Prof Mark Post said synthetic meat could reduce the environmental footprint of meat by up to 60%.

    They are off-white and resemble strips of calamari in appearance. These strips will be mixed with blood and artificially grown fat to produce a hamburger by the autumn.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16972761

    Lab-grown meat could eventually become more efficient than producing meat the old fashioned way, according to Prof Post. Currently, 100g of vegetable protein has to be fed to pigs or cows to produce 15g of animal protein, an efficiency of 15%. He believes that synthetic meat could be produced with an equivalent energy efficiency of 50%."

    Pointless crap like this is what makes me wonder, why do they bother?

    If you wanted "efficiency" then why not turn vegan/vegetarian instead?

    Also synthetic meat? Really? Grown in a lab? Which sicko would want to eat that?

    "Dr Steele, who is also a molecular biologist, said he was also concerned that unhealthily high levels of antibiotics and antifungal chemicals would be needed to stop the synthetic meat from rotting."

    You wouldn't even know the possible health effects later down the line.

    If you try to argue, do you really want all those drugs shoved down your throat, if yes then comment against it.
    Most diseases become "resistant" and turn into "super diseases" because you take too many drugs, which is exactly what will happen if this occurs successfully.

    It's for this reason the UK doesn't do crazy testing like this here.
    I'm just glad it's in Mexico.

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    That's completely put me off burgers for a few weeks...
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    All that mycoprotein, like Quorn which veggies have been eating for decades is pretty much an industrial process - but you don't hear any complaints about that.
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    (Original post by Clip)
    All that mycoprotein, like Quorn which veggies have been eating for decades is pretty much an industrial process - but you don't hear any complaints about that.
    And so is everything that's processed. That's like saying crisp are processed "I don't see people complaining"

    YOU DON'T USE DIRECT ROTTING MEAT STEM CELLS IN QUORN!!! It is also tested for a LONG TIME.

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