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Scientist in South Carolina Developing Lab-Grown Meat Products

Would You Eat Homegrown Meat?

The food world has been in a tizzy today because of this article that describes a South Carolina scientist who's spent the past 10 years trying to grow meat. The "cultured" or in vitro-like process involves taking embryonic cells from a turkey and bathing them in a natural serum. The resulting lab-grown meat is more environmentally friendly and can be flavored to taste however the consumer wants, like lamb, pork, beef, etc. It's an interesting concept, and one that the scientist argues must catch on in order to avoid a future global food crisis. However, I don't know what to make of it. Would you eat meat that's grown in a laboratory?

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daisy23 daisy23 6 years
if this means less animal torture then I am all for it!
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
Lab grown meat is not the way to combat global hunger. There are so many factors regarding that issue that are more complicated than just making meat in a lab. Eating less meat; having meatless meals and smaller servings of meat when you do eat it, is one thing everyone can do.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I haven't had any type of meat for over a decade now, but i would totally try lab-grown lobster! It sidesteps the ethical issue, which is why i'm a vegetarian in the first place. That said, eating meat would be a treat, probably only once a month or less.
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 6 years
I think the correct headline for this article is would you eat LABGROWN meat!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
I have been trying to clone Mr. J Daniels for years...........
TADOW TADOW 6 years
Remember in the Matrix, where Neo realizes that the food of the future is slop that's been engineered but not grown or raised? Yeah, this kind of reminds me of that.
amber512 amber512 6 years
It's hard for me to be unbiased on these questions since I refuse to eat ANY meat ;)
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