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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
Going back to cannibalism ??? In the trenches during WW1, men were eating rats and drinking their own ... for survival. The strong will eliminate the weak. 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
As long as it looks and tastes like steak, I couldn't care less. I loves me steak and beer! Now someone knows how to live!
Comment icon #29 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 19 August, 2010, 15:08
I'm a member of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) and I'm not offended Haha, that's awesome
Comment icon #30 Posted by pixiii on 20 August, 2010, 8:32
Anyone else think the photo this post is displaying on the main page looks DELICIOUS? YES! Although, a little too rare for my liking but nonetheless .... TASTY!
Comment icon #31 Posted by danielost on 20 August, 2010, 9:50
Hmm if there is such a shortage of food, then why are we doing anything about it, like not waste sooo much food? can you imagine how much food is thrown away daily from restaurants and grocery stores? the us government throws away even more.
Comment icon #32 Posted by danielost on 20 August, 2010, 9:52
I just have to say we have pretty much been eating it for years. What ever that stuff is McDonalds and even Taco Bell calls meat is far from it. I think if you looked you would find more meat in a can of spam. And one thing that has never bothered me is what scientist say. They can peak into speculation about like the weather man. It might look like this from 40 years away but once we reach this point we will have a far better solution to reach for then this. It just leaves them with what they can see from today. 40 years is 40 years and technology jumps so fast we will be looking back at thes... [More]
Comment icon #33 Posted by cluey on 20 August, 2010, 9:54
artificial meat=tofu i think, 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 In vitro meat
Comment icon #35 Posted by Paracelse on 22 August, 2010, 6:33
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. 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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