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By HoneyColony Staff 

Lab-grown meat. Sounds pretty gross but what if it can help curb the environmental impact of meat production? In case you are wondering, test tube meat is created by taking a small amount of cells from a living animal and growing it into lumps of muscle tissue in the lab. The technology to create fake meat has been around since the early 2000’s, but making it edible and tasty has been the main challenge.

Whether consumers will buy it is another. But now a few scientists, including Hungarian-born Gabor Forgacs, of the University of Missouri, are almost ready to market successfully-engineered meat for consumption. “This product isn’t going to be for the masses at the beginning. It’s going to be for eco-conscious people and people who don’t eat meat for ethical reasons,” says Forgacs, who is the first US scientist to produce and publicly eat some of his artificial meat.

Go here to read more about faux flesh.

3 thoughts on “Lab-Grown Meat Gives Food For Thought”

  1. are you kidding me – sounds like a sci-fi! If you look around, man-made foods and medicines are making the masses sicker everyday – why would you want to eat synthetic meat – might as well go eat your sock – it might be made of synthetic fiber too…

    Think about this, eat fake food and how long will the body survive? why would you want to gamble with your life and the lives of your family?

    The best thing for the living is to go back, amend the soil and grow organically… uh-huh – it is hard work – what? you say you don’t have land? Well, if you don’t have access to land, there are community gardens, urban gardens, balcony gardens, school gardens, people sharing the cost of raising their own grass-fed meat and fresh eggs – or anything you want- you don’t have to do it alone, or be a farmer/rancher… get on the internet, contact people and get talking – this means everyone!

    I know, I hopped off the soapbox – that was my 2-cents [SMILE]…

    Peace and Love… xania

  2. There is no reason to grow meat in a lab. Studies have actually shown that returning to small-scale, sustainable agricultural practices will repair the land and provide more than enough food for everyone. People are hungry because of policy and gov. practices, especially the current factory farming practices. Also, look at all the danger and unknowns with GMOs.

  3. Ingredients? what is it made of? It has to be “fed” something. Interesting thoughts on one possible solution for the unsustainable meat industry.

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