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Artificial Meat Could Be Grown on a Large Scale
www.universetoday.com ^ | July 6, 2005 | Universe Today

Posted on 07/06/2005 10:48:04 AM PDT by canadianally

Summary - (Jul 6, 2005) Scientists at the University of Maryland think that large quantities of artificial meat could be produced to supply the world with animal-free meat products, like chickenless nuggets. This is based on experiments for NASA, that created small amounts of muscle fibre cultured from single cells. According to the researchers, larger quantities could be grown in thin sheets and then stacked up to create thickness. Of course, they need to figure out a way to exercise it to make it taste like regular meat


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This, I believe, has huge implications....
1 posted on 07/06/2005 10:48:06 AM PDT by canadianally
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To: canadianally

All I keep thinking about is Soylent Green.


2 posted on 07/06/2005 10:48:56 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: canadianally

It's already there. Check the school cafeteria.


3 posted on 07/06/2005 10:49:29 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (It's the Anti-Americanism, Stupid!)
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To: canadianally

Y'all go ahead---I'll have a piece of cow instead.


4 posted on 07/06/2005 10:49:44 AM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: canadianally

I thought McDonalds held the patten on meatless chicken nuggets.


5 posted on 07/06/2005 10:49:55 AM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: canadianally

Hasn't McDonald's already patented this process?


6 posted on 07/06/2005 10:49:57 AM PDT by kevkrom (“It’s good to remember whom people turn to when they’re desperate — and it ain’t Kofi Annan.”)
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To: canadianally

Vegan's will be happy, but not us regular folks! Ugh!


7 posted on 07/06/2005 10:49:59 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland ("Consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies")
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To: handy old one

Darn you... beat me by 2 seconds!


8 posted on 07/06/2005 10:50:18 AM PDT by kevkrom (“It’s good to remember whom people turn to when they’re desperate — and it ain’t Kofi Annan.”)
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To: canadianally

They can "exercise" it by using those russian electric muscle-building machines, and they can leave some portions unexercised so we can still have veal.


9 posted on 07/06/2005 10:50:23 AM PDT by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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To: canadianally

spam


10 posted on 07/06/2005 10:50:26 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: canadianally

the question is, how do you "feed" it? What is the conversion cost of raw material to finished product? What inputs are needed? Proteins from vegetable sources take machinery - like a cows innards - to be created. Would be too cool if it is efficient. Why not go for Filet Mignon if its mass-produced?


11 posted on 07/06/2005 10:50:29 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Question Liberal Authority

And try a MRE.


12 posted on 07/06/2005 10:50:32 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: canadianally

13 posted on 07/06/2005 10:50:52 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Facts, by the way, still and always will matter.)
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To: canadianally

MEAAT

The extra 'A' is for Artificial.


YUCK.


14 posted on 07/06/2005 10:50:55 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (The scales of Justice are unbalanced.™)
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To: canadianally

why grow artificial meat on a grand scale when we already grow REAL meat on a grand scale??

the real stuff tastes better too, i bet.


15 posted on 07/06/2005 10:51:13 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: canadianally

This one actually appeared in Sci-Fi quite a while back. Is the product really animal free?


16 posted on 07/06/2005 10:51:29 AM PDT by RightWhale (withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty)
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Soilent?


17 posted on 07/06/2005 10:52:22 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: luckystarmom
All I keep thinking about is Soylent Green.

Beat me to it!

18 posted on 07/06/2005 10:52:24 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Quiet knubskulls, I'm broadcasting.)
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To: Constitution Day

Mmmmm.....

Soylent green.....


19 posted on 07/06/2005 10:52:35 AM PDT by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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To: luckystarmom

20 posted on 07/06/2005 10:52:51 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: g'nad; ecurbh; Ramius; Professional Engineer; ExGeeEye; TalonDJ; Scott from the Left Coast; ...
Ooops...sorry.

Pinged y'all here afore I realized they weren't talking about natural male enhancement.

Sorry fer yer disappointment...


21 posted on 07/06/2005 10:52:59 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands
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To: Constitution Day
Mmmmmmmm people. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
22 posted on 07/06/2005 10:53:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: canadianally

This will get John Bobbitt's attention.


23 posted on 07/06/2005 10:53:08 AM PDT by rabidralph (The WOD leaves me no choice but to take drugs.)
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To: canadianally
Artificial Meat Could Be Grown on a Large Scale

Could be weighed on a large scale, too.

24 posted on 07/06/2005 10:53:10 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Heavy.)
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To: canadianally

Bleech!


25 posted on 07/06/2005 10:53:10 AM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded American Male (NRA))
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To: Corin Stormhands

Yer bad!


26 posted on 07/06/2005 10:53:58 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Quiet knubskulls, I'm broadcasting.)
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To: camle

Cows round the world are dancing in the streets.


27 posted on 07/06/2005 10:54:00 AM PDT by jpsb (I already know I am a terrible speller)
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To: canadianally

MMMMM.... Test-tube steak.


28 posted on 07/06/2005 10:54:32 AM PDT by eggman (Democrat party - The black hole of liberalism from which no rational though can escape.)
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To: canadianally


Why artificial when you can have the real thing?
29 posted on 07/06/2005 10:54:43 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: kevkrom

Old age and guile are not to be trusted.


30 posted on 07/06/2005 10:55:00 AM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: canadianally

Think soy, yuk! I won't be able to eat it if it doesn't have a little blood.


31 posted on 07/06/2005 10:55:14 AM PDT by tiki
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To: jpsb

i'm reminded of the "reverend horton heat" song "eat steak".

pigbodies happen to be MY fave...


32 posted on 07/06/2005 10:55:24 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: canadianally

Chickenless Nuggets. Just doesn't SOUND good...


33 posted on 07/06/2005 10:55:53 AM PDT by RockinRight (Democrats - Trying to make an a$$ out of America since 1933)
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To: luckystarmom

I was thinking "Eraserhead" myself.


34 posted on 07/06/2005 10:56:18 AM PDT by Redcloak (We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singin' "whiskey for my men and beer for my horses!")
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To: canadianally

Dried cakes of thin strands of protein. Hmmmmm..

In Homer Simpson voice:

"Mmmmmm... sliiiime ...."


35 posted on 07/06/2005 10:56:25 AM PDT by headsonpikes ("The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government.")
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To: Corin Stormhands

WHY does this artificial meat stuff sound like 'tofu', or some hideous mutation thereof?

(Sculpy! The hideous plastic goo once used to cast stage props has now become a food item! Food fights at home were never more fun, just mold out weaponry and let the games begin.)


36 posted on 07/06/2005 10:56:32 AM PDT by Darksheare (Hey troll, Sith happens.)
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"..larger quantities could be grown in thin sheets and then stacked up to create thickness.

And if it doesn't work out as food, they can always sell it as plywood....
37 posted on 07/06/2005 10:56:38 AM PDT by rockrr (Gregorovych Nyet!)
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To: canadianally

If they can make it taste like the real stuff I don't really care.

Not too shabby in terms of feeding the world. I'd rather dumb a billion pounds of this stuff off in Africa instead of a billion dollars.


38 posted on 07/06/2005 10:56:49 AM PDT by tfecw (Vote Democrat, It's easier than working)
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To: canadianally

"This, I believe, has huge implications...."

The only implication that I see is that some of AlGore's investors will lose their shirts.

Bleah!

Demand real beef!
Moo meat rules!


39 posted on 07/06/2005 10:57:03 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore (Rock the pews, Baby!)
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To: canadianally
Real meat mass produced?

The Doc Johnson Company's stock just went flaccid....

40 posted on 07/06/2005 10:57:20 AM PDT by Yossarian (Remember: NOT ALL HEART ATTACKS HAVE TRADITIONAL SYMPTOMS)
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To: canadianally
I refuse--refuse--to eat fake meat!
41 posted on 07/06/2005 10:57:31 AM PDT by American Quilter
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Vegan's will be happy...

Not so fast there. The availability of artificial meat would undercut the rationale behind their religion.

Makes me wonder whether Hindu's would find it okay. Perplexing it is.

42 posted on 07/06/2005 10:57:51 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: canadianally
"...meat makers may one day sit next to bread makers on the kitchen counter."

Gack! Not in my kitchen!!

43 posted on 07/06/2005 10:58:10 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: luckystarmom

All I keep thinking about is Soylent Green.

ME, TOO! There will be so many chemicals in this "I can't believe it's not meat" to make it taste like something it isn't, that people will be dropping like flies from toxic poisoning!


44 posted on 07/06/2005 10:58:55 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: camle
why grow artificial meat on a grand scale when we already grow REAL meat on a grand scale??

Because it's a lot cheaper.

I expect that in my lifetime (I'm 40) the idea of eating meat from a living animal will come to be seen as repugnant and backward Third World practice. That won't comfort those of us who like real meat, but I can see it coming.

45 posted on 07/06/2005 10:59:05 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Violence never settles anything." Genghis Khan, 1162-1227)
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To: camle

However, this "advance" may be useful for long-term space flight/exploration or any other novel uses. And, yes, it would actually be meat, depending on the original cells used it could be chicken, beef, emu.... Sure can lead to some funny jokes though...


46 posted on 07/06/2005 10:59:30 AM PDT by canadianally
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To: canadianally
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47 posted on 07/06/2005 11:00:06 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: canadianally
chickenless nuggets

I don't eat nuggets that don't have chicken in them.

48 posted on 07/06/2005 11:00:39 AM PDT by BostonianRightist (I don't trust a government I can't shoot back at.)
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To: canadianally
I enjoyed having the opportunity to read this. Thanks for posting it.

But.. somehow....my mouth doesn't water when I think of artificial meat.

Will steakhouses be placing bottles of saliva substitute on their tables, along with the Hunt's ketchup and the steak sauce?

I'm sure some advertising companies will make lots of money promoting the MEAAT and the saliva sauce.

49 posted on 07/06/2005 11:00:42 AM PDT by syriacus (Libs LUV a Justice who's ready, for approval from Dick, Chuck and Teddy.)
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To: canadianally

mmmm...Meat Roll-ups. Along with a slice of Cheese Product and canned lettuce, this could be the next great sub. We'll call it the Jimmy Carter Sub.


50 posted on 07/06/2005 11:05:07 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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