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Lab-grown meat to go on sale within 5 years


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Burgers made from meat that has been grown in a lab could soon be appearing on supermarket shelves.

The world's first lab-grown burger, which was developed by a team in the Netherlands and cost a whopping £215,000 to produce, was seen as a major milestone in the development of a new and sustainable food source that could help feed our planet's ever-growing population.

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I expect the real question is - would vegetarians eat it?

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I expect the real question is - would vegetarians eat it?

serious answer? it would depend on their reasons for being vegetarian, i think.

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I dont think the cattle ranchers will be panicking just yet

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I wonder what kinda marketing tactics and media management will be used with this product.

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serious answer? it would depend on their reasons for being vegetarian, i think.

Agreed.

If it's a "Cruelty to living things" reason - then it would be interesting to see if they still have moral objections to Lab Grown meat.

If it's a "Meat bad, veggies good" reason - then I'm guessing it won't make any difference.

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I dont think the cattle ranchers will be panicking just yet

Not unless they can get the price of production down below grass-fed, at least.

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price will be the primary factor, followed closely by taste, will it taste like the real thing or will it be like turkey burgers and veggie burgers, where you can taste the difference...

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Texture is an issue too. Taste can be good, but if it doesn't have the right mouth feel... Eh.

Also... It has been five years away for five years now.

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I didn't mind turkey burgers - when I could afford them. If I can get cheap meat that tastes (including feel) good , I'll buy it. Many people like myself make no real correlation anyway, what the source of our meat is. I couldn't go out a kill a chicken or cow like my friend does on his farm. I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of this black widow spider without killing it. I'm sure in a zombie apocalypse I could find the backbone, but while that's NOT the case, I'd be quite pleased with meat that doesn't come from and necessitate killing animals.

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price will be the primary factor, followed closely by taste, will it taste like the real thing or will it be like turkey burgers and veggie burgers, where you can taste the difference...

The term "affordable for all" usually means it isn't WE have people in an uproar over GM crops and now they want us to get GG meat? (Genetically Grown). They only way I see this being accepted is if McDonalds just selling the McGG Burger, fresh 100% Genetically Grown Beef. Has a "nice" ring to it, doesn't it?
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I didn't mind turkey burgers - when I could afford them. If I can get cheap meat that tastes (including feel) good , I'll buy it. Many people like myself make no real correlation anyway, what the source of our meat is. I couldn't go out a kill a chicken or cow like my friend does on his farm. I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of this black widow spider without killing it. I'm sure in a zombie apocalypse I could find the backbone, but while that's NOT the case, I'd be quite pleased with meat that doesn't come from and necessitate killing animals.

And you're an Okie?????????

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OHHHHH I just saw the number of posts I made. I gotta post at least one more to get off that number.

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HAHAHA. The 666 thing again, pfft, heh.

Yes, I'm an Okie. I'm not sure what of my post in particular you find so incredible, but my reply would probably still be "Yes, I don't feel very comfortable in this state, and I never have, since I was born". Not a ton of political and secular people with as little interest in football and beer as I have. But everybody's got their crosses.

But to the subject at hand, I was thinking, and texture WOULD be important. I think I could get used to even underiable texture IF the flavor was okay, like I did with Farina or Cream of Wheat, but still, lab meat that actually is LIKE meat? I never claimed to have good taste or be classy - I prefer cheeseburgers or tuna over steak or ribs, sausage over bacon, and I think chicken strips and nuggets are pretty good. Maybe it comes from living on Indian commodities all my life, but some of us never had the luxury of being too terribly picky, so lab grown meat is at least a step up from Always Save brand Spam.

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I don't know if I'd be able to eat lab grown meat. Maybe I'm being irrational, but something about the idea disgusts me in ways I can't quite put to words.

OHHHHH I just saw the number of posts I made. I gotta post at least one more to get off that number.

Man, when I reach 666, I'm sticking with it for as long as possible.

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HAHAHA. The 666 thing again, pfft, heh.

Yes, I'm an Okie. I'm not sure what of my post in particular you find so incredible, but my reply would probably still be "Yes, I don't feel very comfortable in this state, and I never have, since I was born". Not a ton of political and secular people with as little interest in football and beer as I have. But everybody's got their crosses.

But to the subject at hand, I was thinking, and texture WOULD be important. I think I could get used to even underiable texture IF the flavor was okay, like I did with Farina or Cream of Wheat, but still, lab meat that actually is LIKE meat? I never claimed to have good taste or be classy - I prefer cheeseburgers or tuna over steak or ribs, sausage over bacon, and I think chicken strips and nuggets are pretty good. Maybe it comes from living on Indian commodities all my life, but some of us never had the luxury of being too terribly picky, so lab grown meat is at least a step up from Always Save brand Spam.

LOL I was just havin' a little fun with you. I'm originally from OK.

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I don't know if I'd be able to eat lab grown meat. Maybe I'm being irrational, but something about the idea disgusts me in ways I can't quite put to words.

Man, when I reach 666, I'm sticking with it for as long as possible.

I don't even want to look at lab meat, much less taste it. Give me an old dead cow anytime.

Well, I'm off the devils number now.

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After the population passes the critical point where sustainability is all but a distant memory (technically we are there already if you consider 3rd world countries) i think we will all be eating mass lab produced brown sludge!

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