This is an old thread, but I've just seen it for the first time. I suspect that the meat is simply nourished in a nutrient rich broth, and was started from a live culture. In that case, the meat would be identicle with the original tissue, be it beef, pork, or monkey for that matter. It would contain the same characteristics as the donor animal as each cell reproduces according to the genetic information contained in the individual cells. The downside is that most cells have a limited life cycle, that is, each time it reproduces, a piece of the DNA structure is lost. The piece lost is designed to limit the number of reproductions. When all of these "tags" are gone, the cell can no longer reproduce another cell.
Only two types of cells don't suffer this built in time regulator; the male sperm cells, and cancerous cells. One is benign and the other dangerous. I'll leave it up to you to determine which is which, remembering that there has to be in nature a method for all mortals to die in the natural scheme of things. But then, that's another argument or discussion.
If the muscle tissue has merely had the "tags" disabled so that the muscle can reproduce endlessly, then I see no danger. In fact, this could be the method required to promote deep space travel and such. Then again, how hard is it to reproduce the nutrient rich fluid required to maintain health and vitality in the tissue? And how is the metabolized wast flushed from the tissue?
Remember, all knowledge can be used for good or evil, and that means all knowledge. If you think of any thing at all, you will find both sides of that thing. So, it's up to those creating the tissue, and the customers who want it, to determine its use for good or bad.
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