Friday, December 4, 2009

animal-less meat may be on the menu sooner than you think

The idea of buying meat at the grocery store where "no animals are harmed" sounds completely ignorant, doesn't it?

Not anymore.

According to MSNBC and, scientists are working on developing real meat that will be grown in vats without ever actually being part of a living animal. Bioengineers have already figured out how to grow "tiny nuggets" of meat from living cells without any actual livestock being effected.

Some suggest that someday, we will have animal-less steak, pork, chicken and designer meats (like seal, whale, dolphin, monkey or even human) that taste and nourish just like the real thing-- without having any farms or ranches.

The "benefits" of this bio-meat could be:
--avoiding animal suffering
--lower greenhouse emissions
--save agricultural land
--cut down on food-borne ailments, like swine flu.
-- and reduce PETA ads

The capability to do this is within sight. However, biomedical engineer Mark Post said, "Of course, we still have a long way to go to make a product that is even remotely competitive with current products." [www_msnbc_msn_com]
newspaper clipping appeared here last month

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