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Artificial meat could feed billions by 2050


Posted on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 | Comment icon 36 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Leading scientists have said that meat grown in vats may be needed to feed the population by the year 2050.

Concerns about water and food shortages in the future have been met with more and more radical concepts to combat them, growing artificial meat in large vats is just one method we may be using to feed ourselves in a few decades time.

"Artificial meat grown in vats may be needed if the 9 billion people expected to be alive in 2050 are to be adequately fed without destroying the earth, some of the world's leading scientists report today."

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Comment icon #27 Posted by cluey on 19 August, 2010, 11:27
I hope you not inferring that a rat is a human........eating a rat doesnt make a person a cannible!!....or to be more correct......the act of a human engaging in the act of eating the flesh of another human....another term is anthropophagy.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Brakzar Break on 19 August, 2010, 13:46
Now someone knows how to live!
Comment icon #29 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 19 August, 2010, 15:08
Haha, that's awesome
Comment icon #30 Posted by pixiii on 20 August, 2010, 8:32
YES! Although, a little too rare for my liking but nonetheless .... TASTY!
Comment icon #31 Posted by danielost on 20 August, 2010, 9:50
the us government throws away even more.
Comment icon #32 Posted by danielost on 20 August, 2010, 9:52
then you should sue mcdonalds since they advertise 100% beef.
Comment icon #33 Posted by cluey on 20 August, 2010, 9:54
lol....no....Tofu is not artificial meat.............
Comment icon #34 Posted by cluey on 20 August, 2010, 10:00
here is some info that should answer some questions................or maybe create more
Comment icon #35 Posted by Paracelse on 22 August, 2010, 6:33
What I meant was people will go to any length to survive... eating rats in the trenches was just an image.. but in real starvation, I believe individuals will engage in cannibalism
Comment icon #36 Posted by J.B. on 24 August, 2010, 23:49
Oh you know they will, in extreme conditions. Until you get that far, you'll find scientists trying to solve the problem like this.


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