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bacon from stem cells
03-08-2013, 03:39 AM #1
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In an effort to make meat production more humane, alleviate hunger and help curb global warming, Dutch researchers have developed a way to grow edible meat in the laboratory from the stem cells of pigs. Although the lab-grown strips of meat don't yet taste or look much like pork (researchers say it has the consistency and feel of scallop), the ramifications for the new technology on the world's food supply could be significant.

"If we took the stem cells from one pig and multiplied it by a factor of a million, we would need one million fewer pigs to get the same amount of meat," said Mark Post, a biologist at Maastricht University involved in the project.

That means the technology could provide food for more people while making the slaughterhouse obsolete. Furthermore, since meat production is such a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, switching to lab-produced meat could theoretically lower the industry's impact on global warming by up to 95 percent.

gaah.gif It may sound reasonable - but DON'T mess with the bacon! Want to help the environment, get rid of commercial farms!

uhoh.gif Bacon, bacon, gotta get me some bacon! uhoh.gif
03-08-2013, 03:47 AM #2
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Posts:40,979 Threads:1,526 Joined:Feb 2011

Who the hell is going to afford lab bacon? And then they'd have to kill all the pigs so we might as well eat them tissueguy.gif



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