#1 Scientists turn stem cells into pork01-16-2010, 10:48 AMCall it pork in a petri dish — a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock, help alleviate world hunger, and save some pigs their bacon.
Dutch scientists have been growing pork in the laboratory since 2006, and while they admit they haven't gotten the texture quite right or even tasted the engineered meat, they say the technology promises to have widespread implications for our food supply.
Post describes the texture of the meat as sort of like scallop, firm but a little squishy and moist. That's because the lab meat has less protein content than conventional meat. ...
It will need to be improved in texture before I try it.
01-16-2010, 10:49 AM
I don't know if I can support this... I refuse to eat "organic" food. I want my steroids and preservatives damnit.
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01-16-2010, 11:13 AM
Interesting. I'll stick with the squealer type for now.
01-16-2010, 03:03 PM
Hmm. I always thought this was how they made Spam."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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01-16-2010, 03:11 PM
Test tube bacon.
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"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
01-16-2010, 05:38 PM
Why why would you tinker with perfection!
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