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Test tube hamburgers to be served this year


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:35 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

The world's first test tube hamburger will be served up this October after scientists perfected the art of growing beef in the lab.

By generating strips of meat from stem cells researchers believe they can create a product that is identical to a real burger.

The process of culturing the artificial meat in the lab is so laborious that the finished product, expected to arrive in eight months' time, will cost about 220,000 (EUR250,000).

But researchers expect that after producing their first patty they will be able to scale up the process to create affordable artificial meat products.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

Perhaps they could grow human meat using this method.


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:59 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 20 February 2012 - 02:02 PM, said:

Perhaps they could grow human meat using this method.
I'm sure that's where the real money would be.  Skin grafting and organ replacement.  I keep thinking of the opening to the movie I AM LEGEND where a doctor is talking about a common virus being tweaked to cure all cancers.  Then it mutates and nearly wipes humans off the face of the earth.  These genomic researchers are playing with potentially catastrophic toys.  Even if it is for an admirable reason. :ph34r:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:09 AM

I like the vote. 72% said they wouldn't eat the meat. Personally I don't fancy it myself :)


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

test tube meat ..... i think i will pass on that one, to me there will always be something in the back of my mind saying this isn't right and what else are they putting in this


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:45 AM

Personally I don't care what it's made of. If I'm after some greasy food all that matters is that it tastes good. Bring on the test-tube hamburger!


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

Test tube Meat: A Clear Conscience... I'd definitly eat this and it's the way forward.

Real beef/pork: Mass slaughtering of animals, Large amounts of pollution from farming and methane from animals. Animal cruelty etc etc.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:26 PM

I was a test tube baby. My mum wanted me to have a womb with a view :rofl:

edit,,,sorry, couldnt help it :)

Edited by Englishgent, 22 February 2012 - 12:26 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

View Postand then, on 21 February 2012 - 11:59 PM, said:

I'm sure that's where the real money would be.  Skin grafting and organ replacement.  I keep thinking of the opening to the movie I AM LEGEND where a doctor is talking about a common virus being tweaked to cure all cancers.  Then it mutates and nearly wipes humans off the face of the earth.  These genomic researchers are playing with potentially catastrophic toys.  Even if it is for an admirable reason. :ph34r:
Actually I was implying to use the meat for food.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

Tube Steak anyone?


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

View PostCoffey, on 22 February 2012 - 12:08 PM, said:

Test tube Meat: A Clear Conscience... I'd definitly eat this and it's the way forward.

Real beef/pork: Mass slaughtering of animals, Large amounts of pollution from farming and methane from animals. Animal cruelty etc etc.
Yep! destroying animal embryos to get at those hard to get stem cells

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

I think I'll just stick to actual meat, thanks.

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Yep! destroying animal embryos to get at those hard to get stem cells

I almost spat out my drink when I read that bit!  :lol:

Edited by Verneph, 22 February 2012 - 06:39 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

It cannot taste any worse than todays offerings .


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:02 PM

I bet mc Donalds are rubbing their hands over this!


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

Gross.





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