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Food Network inspires Harvard scientist to grow meat in the lab

The Harvard Gazette reports a scientist picked to judge a competition on the Food Network said his experience got him to thinking about applying ideas developed for regrowing new organs to lab-grown meat - and that now his lab has "grown rabbit and cow muscle cells on edible gelatin scaffolds that mimic the texture and consistency of meat, demonstrating that realistic meat products may eventually be produced without the need to raise and slaughter animals."

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....Is people!!!!!!

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But hey, I'd also try something made out of crickets, too. Why not, right?

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OK. No. I prefer my chop House pork chop thank you very much.

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Why do folks always think that they can somehow outsmart Mother Nature? Not everything has to be (poorly) replicated by humankind.

"without the need to raise and slaughter animals"

More of the same bullshit. Either the argument is that raising livestock is hard work...we wouldn't want that would we? Or, the argument is that somehow farting cows are destroying the planet while folks jet set across the globe only to return to their "green" electric cars.

Can we just stop f'ing with nature already?

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Of all the mammal and vegetable species that humans eat, very few still still exist in the wild, and those that do are so changed as to be unrecognizable. There are two ways of looking at this; either we have fucked with nature so thoroughly that no further efforts raise the bar to any real degree, or (my preference), we are completely incapable of fucking with nature, because we are part of it, and so is everything we do.

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Cows and chickens are way closer to nature than a gelatin matrix in a lab.

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the final product intended for consumption is meat, the gelatin is only used to grow it.
like plants in soil.

and no, the cows and chickens that exist now in industrial operations are not even close to natural. they are literally monstrous deformations.

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Why should some stupid scientist try to do science?! Don't ever change anything!

/S

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Since the agricultural revolution, if not earlier. It's pretty weird to believe that, having progressed to a markedly unsustainable model of industrialized meat production and combustion engines, now is a great time to call it quits. Upcoming generations are gonna be eating bugs and shit if there's even a planet left to live on.

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Industrial slaughterhouses, straight out of mother natures playbook. The truth is, humanity is not perfect - we can do better when it comes to where & how we get our food. We'll get there eventually, please continue to whinge about things that have zero effect on your daily life

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Stop taking modern medicine then. Just some bullshit a scientist of all people came up with, like an idiot.

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So you think medicine and food are the same?

That's why hospital cafeterias are the most popular restaurants, and I get all my infections treated by the server at my local Denny's.

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No for me.

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I hope you didn't dumb down the 'more details' for my sake.

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I want my meat the traditional way, the way god intended.

industrial, filled with hormones, excrement, and the blood of injured meatpackers.

this lab stuff is just gross, rite?

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