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Old 08-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #31
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One day we cooking enthusiasts will simply post binary files that we load into our replicators to make those recipes. Recipe creation will amount to cooking the recipe once, to perfection, and then compiling it into a binary that others can load into their replicators.

PETA will probably complain that animal genes are being harmed, and that nerveless, brainless muscle tissue can still experience pain.

The CIA (Culinary Institute of America) will require many of the same basic classes as those required to get an engineering degree.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #32
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I think it is logical and fine for future generations, just not for me.

Someday we will be able to buy a Magic Meat Maker from Ronco complete with a set of reusable, dishwasher safe plastic bones!
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:30 AM   #33
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I'd try it. Who knows where it might lead? The first cars and aircraft were pretty expensive and crude to the point of comedy but look at both of those technologies now. If they can eventually "replicate" the taste and texture of real, natural-grown beef but with less energy and resources used it could be a great breakthrough. It could help end world hunger and conserve resources, too.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:58 PM   #34
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Eeeeew! I am going to pass. Some things just shouldn't come from a test tube.
A lot more than we know finds its way onto our plates from out of a test tube, she sa' darkly.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #35
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No matter what PETA says I disagree....
Me too. During the fuss about the Act of Parliament banning hunting-with-dogs (ie fox, stag, otter, etc., hunting with hounds) in the UK, Peta came up with the announcement that when the hunting ban became law they would then start working for a ban on the "cruelty" of riding (and, presumably, driving) horses. Howls of derision from horse owners all over the land because, as one of my colleagues said, our horses live better than we do - 3 meals a day, comfy beds, big fields to graze and socialise with other horses, often as little as an hour's work a day, expensive medical care, faithful servants.....

What Peta didn't say was what would happen to the thousands of horses kept as hobby animals and pets in the UK when their owners were no longer allowed to keep them and the specialist equine vets, and the farriers, and the saddlers and to the equipment makers and the farmers who produce horse feeds, hay and bedding, the riding instructors, etc., etc., who would go out of business and throw their workforce on the scrap heap if this went ahead. Because, sure as hell, Peta wouldn't let us eat our horses. (Facetious statement - I don't mean that I would!).

Furthermore if organisations like Peta succeed in stopping the raising of animals for food what will happen to the animals and as important, if not more so, where will the fertilisers come from to grow all the vegetable matter to make our food since a lot of it still comes from animal sources? The muck heap from the stables where I keep the Wonder Horse has to cope with the waste products of over 100 horses and most of it goes free to local farms and smallholdigs.

Sorry, off topic rant over.
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Furthermore if organisations like Peta succeed in stopping the raising of animals for food what will happen to the animals and as important, if not more so, where will the fertilisers come from to grow all the vegetable matter to make our food since a lot of it still comes from animal sources? The muck heap from the stables where I keep the Wonder Horse has to cope with the waste products of over 100 horses and most of it goes free to local farms and smallholdigs.
One if the very first things you'd notice is a huge decrease in the population of feed stocks (cattle, pork, chicken, etc.), an unimaginably huge decrease in farm employment, a huge increase in beef, pork, chicken, lamb (etc.) prices in markets.

The restaurant segment would fail if people couldn't order beef, pork, chicken, etc. for dinner.

I like tofu but it wouldn't take the place of any of that stuff, and most people don't like tofu.

If our society and our economy wants to switch from animal feed stocks (beef, pork, chicken) we had better plan the transition for several years because otherwise the upset in our economy could threaten civilization.
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