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I have become death, destroyer of cheeseburgers....

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Once it gets to the point where the taste and cost are comparable, then yeah, I'd happily eat lab-grown meat. As far as I'm concerned, it's the best of both worlds. While I'm not about to toss down ten dollars for a burger, I'm certainly not so set in my ways as to decide right now never to eat it. I don't foresee it being as good as the real thing - in its early stages. But what are the chances there'll be no way to fix that? Pretty low, I'm willing to bet. When the time comes that it's good enough to substitute for real meat, I'll be eagerly jumping onto the lab meat bandwagon.
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Bavalt wrote:

Once it gets to the point where the taste and cost are comparable, then yeah, I'd happily eat lab-grown meat. As far as I'm concerned, it's the best of both worlds. While I'm not about to toss down ten dollars for a burger, I'm certainly not so set in my ways as to decide right now never to eat it. I don't foresee it being as good as the real thing - in its early stages. But what are the chances there'll be no way to fix that? Pretty low, I'm willing to bet. When the time comes that it's good enough to substitute for real meat, I'll be eagerly jumping onto the lab meat bandwagon.


as someone who works in a lab. I love to see such a business take off. If I had the money I would be investing in research on this topic, and maybe even build my own Meat lab Factory, sort of like a cheese plant.
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As long as it tastes good, I'll eat it. Being healthy is a great bonus though.
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I'd eat it. Also...plants can feel pain? They react to biological changes around them and changes to themselves in order to survive but they do not have a central nervous system. I'd be very curious to hear about how they feel pain.
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Hmm. It's an interesting concept and it could cater to the masses and aid against any potential food shortages in the future but it would put a lot of people out of jobs who've dedicated a majority of their life to farming and agriculture. I'm not sure how something like that would go down in countries like Australia, where I live, because our country is huge and we pride ourselves on locally grown produce and agriculture (there's a GMO ban).

Side note: my mum is actually a Scientist. She works in Stem Cell research as well, which is relevant to this topic so I might ask her on her opinion as well out of curiosity.
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masked185 wrote:

I'd eat it. Also...plants can feel pain? They react to biological changes around them and changes to themselves in order to survive but they do not have a central nervous system. I'd be very curious to hear about how they feel pain.


yeah, exatly, no nerves = no pain~

idk wtf the op is talking about~


and F**k eating lab grown meat~ no way~

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I prefer natural grown/raised food not lab projects. I'll kill for my food thanks.
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meat dont really matter to me..i like carbs rice, noodles, beans, bagel, give me carbs...ill eat fish with it all i want, Okinawan folks diet consists of mainly fish and other seafood and their life span/ longevity is the highest in the world..
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Meat "grown in labs" sounds like the plot to a shitty Sci-Fi channel movie of the week about Zombies or some other over hashed topic.

I'll stick with getting meat the old fashioned way.
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The tech to grow meat has been around for years.

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SpiritWolf15 wrote:

Meat "grown in labs" sounds like the plot to a shitty Sci-Fi channel movie of the week about Zombies or some other over hashed topic.

I'll stick with getting meat the old fashioned way.


There was this really old movie called Soylent Green. Let's just say they made the food chain very short .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green



The 20th century's industrialization has left the world permanently overcrowded, polluted and stagnant by the turn of the 21st century. In 2022, with 40 million people in New York City alone, housing is dilapidated and overcrowded; homeless people fill the streets; about half are unemployed, the few "lucky" ones with jobs are only barely scraping by themselves, and food and working technology is scarce. Most of the population survives on rations produced by the Soylent Corporation, whose newest product is Soylent Green, a green wafer advertised to contain "high-energy plankton" from the world's oceans, more nutritious and palatable than its predecessors "Red" and "Yellow," but in short supply.



Roth takes Soylent's oceanographic reports to a like-minded group of researchers known as the Exchange, who agree that the oceans no longer produce the plankton from which Soylent Green is reputedly made, and infer that it must be made from human remains, as this is the only conceivable supply of protein that matches the known production. Unable to live with this discovery, Roth seeks assisted suicide at a government clinic called "Home."
Thorn rushes to stop him, but arrives too late, and is mesmerized by the euthanasia process's visual and musical montage – a display of forests, wild animals, rivers, and ocean life, now extinct. Under the influence of a lethal drug, Roth tells Thorn his discovery and begs him to expose the truth. To this end, Thorn stows himself aboard a garbage truck to the disposal center, where he sees human corpses converted into Soylent Green. Returning to make his report, he is ambushed by Fielding and others.
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I didn't climb the food chain for meat witch lack of taste because it have no fat...
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Comparing a master piece like Soylent Green to a jab at Sci-Fi channel movies of the week is just wrong...

Oh yeah, all you anti meat people out there, we have canines and incisors for a reason and that reason isn't to eat Tofu. Meat is the ONLY reason we are not still swinging from trees and running away from Sabertoothed Cats and Dire Wolves. To not eat meat is to deny your evolutionary heritage.
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nemoskull wrote:

The tech to grow meat has been around for years.



The "technology" has been around since the Paleozoic era, it's called killing a smaller animal and consuming its remains.
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