lab grown meat....would you eat it??

Sal - posted on 03/03/2011 ( 33 moms have responded )

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prime.peta.org/2010/04/would-you-eat-lab-grown-meat

i was listening to a woman from peta today in a radio interview about the reasearch into growing meat in labs to make "kind meat".....what are your views, i think that animal wefare is important and feel that knowing your meat producers is the best way, around my way there are many paddock to plate, where you know the farmer, the abattitor, knowing that the animals are treated with respect and humainly , the lab meat is still grown using the invetro fluid from animals but peta (or the woman i was listening to at least) said that a few hundred animals sacrificed to make meat is better than millions which would have to be killed to provide the same amount of meat.....so is this a wonderful step forward so that vegitarians can have meat too or just going to far and the vegitarians can just live on their morals and tofu....

i have tried to put a link up, never done it before so if it dosesn't work i found loads of sites when i put peta/lab grown meat into google

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Stifler's - posted on 03/04/2011

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I fully agree society eats too much meat and not enough vegetables and fruit. Even the government recommends only 120g a day for men and 100g for women and 50 % of your plate vegetables... and yet people are still on the red meat/iron/protein diet bandwagon. You do NOT need a 500g steak for dinner, bacon and eggs for breakfast and a ham sandwich for lunch to keep your iron or protein levels up. Protein diet people piss me off the most... do you want bowel cancer or something? and chips/fries are not vegetables.

Jenni - posted on 03/04/2011

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mmmmmm FrankenBurger *drool*

Well, I eat meat and I don't die or have any particular gastrointestinal distress. In fact, it nourishes me and supplies me with complete proteins that are difficult to find from non-animal sources.

Humans are omnivores, just like other primates (chimpanzees, for example, kill and eat other primates for food. You may recall that chimpanzees are very close genetic relatives to humans). We are capable of digesting both plant and animal matter.

Desiree - posted on 03/04/2011

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Hell No to many things come out of labs that shouldn't and food stuff in anyform should not be artificatialy created just because some person is taking a slow trip to the loony house. What would the next step be, Woman not falling pregnant rather produce them in a lab with some big funny artifical womb. I don't believe in fiddling with nature at all because nature has a very nasy way of getting even, in the most unthinkable ways.

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Sal - posted on 03/04/2011

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i have never heard of cloned fish, i do think that humans are ment to eat meat (we have cainine teeth after all) but we eat more than we should in our rich western diets, i don;t think this is the right direction to go, i feel that people are against stem cell research for medicine, i can;'t see how they can them allow this type of use of stem cells or cloning, i think the free range organic paddock to plate method of production is the way to go.....

Kylie - posted on 03/04/2011

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I wouldn't eat it.I bet it would taste like crap too. I think that what gives me its flavor and texture is because it was alive and a part of the earth.
Even though i dont like the idea of petri meat, it could be a better option than those grain fed cattle concentration camps:/
Give me a steak from a cow that lived a gentle life enjoying the sunshine, grass fields and fresh water over a steak grown in a lab any day.

Katie - posted on 03/04/2011

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This makes me think of something along the lines of "I am Legend..." Granted that was a cancer vaccine I believe that turned everyone into crazy nocturnal zombie like creatures, but the idea of eating meat grown from stem cells out of a petri dish seems almost science fiction-e enough to have the same results... No thanks!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/04/2011

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Thank you Sharon...believe it or not, I will prepare meat dishes for my husband...I guess I must really love the fucker. I do wear my handy latex gloves though, not to contaminate my delicate vegetarian hands.

Sharon - posted on 03/04/2011

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I think people who do non-meat diets are awesome. But I really like my charbroiled burgers and rare steaks and ceviche and sushi

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/04/2011

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The Atkins diet freaks me out, becouse you JUST consume meat for a certain amount of time. I think a steady diet of strictly meat can be detrimental to your health. I haven't eaten meat in 17 years, and I am proud of my non meat diet. I do think this is pushing it too far. I strongly feel that society eats way to much meat.

Minnie - posted on 03/04/2011

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Hahah I tell my husband he should go for his doctorate. Then I could call him Dr. Moreau.

Sharon - posted on 03/04/2011

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they do clone fish - but its a dodgey and expensive thing, they sure as hell aren't letting them go in the wild to propagate. that an "island of doctor moreau" thing.

Minnie - posted on 03/04/2011

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Yeah, I've never heard of cloning fish. Fish farms are pretty gross, like tilapia, and farm-raised salmon is not as healthy as wild-caught...but cloning?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/04/2011

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Creepy, no thank you! I will stick to my fruit grains and veggies!

Jenn - posted on 03/04/2011

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They clone fish? I've never heard of that before. I know around here we have fish farms - but they don't clone them.

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living creature. Although i do think fish is something our bodies can use.I don't eat it because they clone fish and release them to make the population grow. I dont like eating mutant food.

Minnie - posted on 03/04/2011

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I've been wondering, Julianne, what's your definition of 'meat'? Is it ungulate, swine, fowl, or does that include reptile, amphibian, fish, arthropod?

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Humans cant digest meat properly, its not suppose to be in our diets, so no i would not eat something that is going to kill me if i eat it "even in moderation"

Minnie - posted on 03/04/2011

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Hahah! My husband would jump at this. When I cook a chicken breast for him I have to pick out any reddish spots or tendons...anything that alludes to it once having been attached to an animal. But he loves meat.



I've often asked him if he would prefer lab-produced meat.



I wouldn't eat it though.

Sharon - posted on 03/04/2011

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the humanity of it appeals to me. the sci/fi factor is creeping me out.

it needs a LOT of testing, I'd want to know more about the drugs/hormones/preservatives etc they put into it before i take a bite. I really wish my hubby or myself had more gumption, then we could butcher our own meat.

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2011

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I'm a vegetarian anyway, but no, I wouldn't eat lab grown meat......sounds just as gross as the real thing to me!

Stifler's - posted on 03/04/2011

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um no. i'm going to be blatantly honest here.... i like meat. i buy it at the butcher. it's delicious. it's all local and since when do the abbatoir torture animals. the meat would be disgusting because of the hormones if they did.

Louise - posted on 03/04/2011

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This does not sound appealing to me. I would sooner buy organic meat than this. I want to know that my chicken has had a free range life and scratched around in the farmyard, I want to know my beef has chewed on sweet grass up and down the hills. I don't want to know that my meat grew in a petri dish and was looked after by men in white wellies and overalls. Yummy!

April - posted on 03/04/2011

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I read something similar, is this about scientists making living bacon? I don't know if your talking about the same thing but it seems kind of strange to me. It could be a good idea but stuff like this goes wrong very fast.

Here's a little part i copied from the article about living bacon:

"The meat starts as pig stem cells, which are nurtured until they grow into muscle cells that are identical to edible pork, although they require exercise to be made palatable."

I don't know if anyone would eat it. But if it helps stop world hunger, who knows?

Jodi - posted on 03/04/2011

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And to be honest, I'm struggling with the idea. It just screams genetic engineering to me. I am trying to grasp how the heck they could possibly grow "meat". It is just way too artificial for my liking. I can understand the environmental and moral aspects, but it's just not working for me.

Jocelyn - posted on 03/03/2011

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I'm a vegetarian, so this idea appeals to me, but I still wouldn't eat it. For me, it's more than the animal cruelty; it's the whole FLESH aspect lol

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