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Old 08-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Test Tube Meat

Here is a link to a story about a taste test done in London using hamburger meat grown in a test tube.
I ain't too squeamish about the stuff I eat but this kinda put me off.
Somehow, I am reminded of Soylent Green.
Test Tube Burger Eaten in London

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Lately I can't get enough of my truffle salt. I've made a simple pasta + butter + truffle salt lunch for about a week straight now.

What else do you recommend putting truffle salt on?

Edit: not so sure this fits here... It's close at least

It's (not) alive! Lab-grown meat is here–but will vegetarians eat it?

Someday it will cost a buck a burger....
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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Here is a link to a story about a taste test done in London using hamburger meat grown in a test tube.
I ain't too squeamish about the stuff I eat but this kinda put me off.
Somehow, I am reminded of Soylent Green.
Test Tube Burger Eaten in London

Your thoughts?
Eeeeew! I am going to pass. Some things just shouldn't come from a test tube.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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The science is interesting but I'm not interested in it as a food source. Maybe if they grow some beef fat in another lab and mix some into the meat...
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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But what would we do with all the cows?

Interesting, but I'd be more interested in a substitute that tasted like beef rather than something trying to replicate it. Like those blue and red geometric shapes they used to eat on Star Trek.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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I would try it. I assume they will get better at growing it. Once they get it right (with fat) and there isn't residue of yucky chemicals in it, I would use it. It would be great for those vegetarians who don't eat meat for ethical reasons.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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I'd give it a try. We eat science experiments all the time, this is just one that is new. Who thought sticking cheese in a cave until it molded would be a good idea?
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:16 PM   #7
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I just watched a report on the Today Show about it. My first reaction was "no way, no how" would I eat it. On the other hand, someday it may be the norm and everyone will be saying "remember when we used to kill and eat animals?" I've always been morally against eating animals, but not to the extent of giving up meat from my diet. I'm now nearing the end of my life expectancy so I'll never see this in the grocery store but it certainly could be the way of the future. Then again, I expected to have a flying car by now as promised by the Jetsons.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #8
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I just heard this on the radio this morning
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #9
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There's an earlier post today on the same subject.

Test Tube Hamburger
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Yeah. As soon as they can get it to look and taste like hamburger
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