In Hinduism the consumption of beef is considered taboo, but what about meat that's grown in a lab ?
In a world first, a beef burger created in a laboratory was cooked and eaten in an event that has made world headlines. Many have been contemplating whether this signals the beginning of a new era in which food shortages will become a thing of the past and in which people can enjoy all the meat they like without having to slaughter any animals.
But what about religions that consider the cow sacred and prohibit the consumption of beef ? Is meat grown in a lab technically still meat and does this restriction still apply ? Religious discussion sites are currently abuzz with the concept that prohibited meat products may soon become kosher - could the advent of the test-tube burger really represent a turning point in meat consumption taboos ?
"When the world’s first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste."
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