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Chlorophile
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If we could synthetically create 'meat' that was artificially 'grown' and therefore never part of a living animal, would you hypothetically be prepared to eat it (assuming it tastes and looks just like the real thing)? Why?
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If we could synthetically create 'meat' that was artificially 'grown' and therefore never part of a living animal, would you hypothetically be prepared to eat it (assuming it tastes and looks just like the real thing)? Why?
Would it be meat genetically? As in - beef that has been grown on a metal skeleton or something? Or a completely synthetic substitute that looks and tastes like beef?
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You should probably add a poll.
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If we could synthetically create 'meat' that was artificially 'grown' and therefore never part of a living animal, would you hypothetically be prepared to eat it (assuming it tastes and looks just like the real thing)? Why?
It depends, because nonhuman animals may still have to be used for the preparation of the synthetic meat, for example by using their cells. Also, it's my understanding that DNA rapidly mutates when it is replicated, meaning that an assembly line of nonhuman animals, essentially, may be needed. Taking this point into consideration, as well as the act of eating synthetic animal flesh itself, also undercuts the notion that nonhuman animals' interests should be equally considered - it still treats them as commodities.

However, if there was a way to stop the use of nonhuman animals altogether in the production of synthetic meat, or have a "template" which could be used over and over again, then yes, I may consider eating synthetic meat.
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lol at vegetarians and vegans
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Sure I'd be open to trying it. But the food I eat now is already awesome so I wouldn't be too bothered.
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