Daily Archives: July 4, 2009

Test tube meat — sadly, it’s no joke!

The idea of food that’s not grown by conventional agricultural methods is actually not so far from reality as we’d all like to think. Check out these excerpts from recent stories in Wired magazine about meat grown in test-tube like conditions in vats.

Click image above to view spoof video from Onion News Network.
Click image above to view spoof video from Onion News Network.

Imagine that, meat that’s grown without ever being part of an animal. How unnatural is that? What possible consequences and ramifications might that have for human health? Judging by how GMOs are being handled by the regulatory community, we’re not likely to find out what effects this new form of artificial “meat” will have until it’s “tested” on unsuspecting customers. Also, going by the GMO marketing precedent, we’re perhaps unlikely to see labelling to indicate whether the meat we’re buying came from an animal or a vat. 

And now, the Wired stories — first “Scientists Flesh Out Plans to Grow and Sell Test Tube Meat”: Continue reading

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