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Vat-grown meat getting closer to reality as PETA offers million-dollar prize for “commercially-viable” test tube meat

Here are some excerpts from an LA Times story by Jason Gelt titled “In vitro meat’s evolution”‘

Test tube meat closer than you'd think?

“In 1932, Winston Churchill, appalled by the leftover bones and gristle crowding his dinner plate, predicted that in 50 years “we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.” It’s taken longer than that, but at the dawn of the 21st century we’re finally closing in on tasty and eerily healthy meat grown by scientists instead of Old MacDonald.

“It’s been a thought problem for scientists for decades,” says Jason Matheny, director of New Harvest, a nonprofit organization devoted to global efforts to produce cultured meat. With meat consumption in heavily populated countries like China and India multiplying every decade, the environmental complications resulting from industrial meat production have reached critical mass….” Continue reading

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What is P.E.T.A. saying about raw milk?

Here’s an excerpt from a rant from P.E.T.A. — that’s “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” — titled “Raw Milk and Health“, published as news in the Gainsville Times:

People are right to be concerned about the health hazards of consuming rawdairy products, but even pasteurization doesn’t make milk safe (“Area farmers markets weigh raw milk debate,” Sun, October 20).

Raw or not, milk products are bad news. They contain no fiber or complex carbohydrates but are laden with saturated fat and cholesterol. They are contaminated with cow’s blood and pus and are frequently tainted by pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Drinking milk has been linked to obesity, allergies, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and even osteoporosis—the very disease that it is touted to help prevent. Continue reading

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