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Posted 14 August 2012 - 16:17

I wonder if there will be designer meats -- no cholesterol, or HDL cholesterol, virus-free, etc.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 16:28

I wonder if there will be designer meats -- no cholesterol, or HDL cholesterol, virus-free, etc.

I bet Facebook will want a steak in it......................

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:02

^ I'll bet McDonald's will be first in line. :laugh:

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:02

When animals eat they are eating plants with nutrients and those nutrients are in them as well. When we consumer the meat we are getting nutrients. The animals cells are breaking things down and making new things. I can't imagine that scientist are even close to reproducing anything similar. Even if they were then why produce meat. If they can reproduce exactly what cells do then we can bypass food and have cells that rebuild are body. I guess the question then would be how do you get the materials the cells need to the cells. So for now we will have to rely on consuming the materials.

Either way, there is a long way to go before I eat anything like this.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:10

In theory if it was made synthetically, you could add whatever nutrients you wanted to it.

Quite frankly, given how a) animals are raised, and b) most of our meat is stored, this isn't too far off from what we're eating as it is.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:18

Gross.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 00:34

^ I'll bet McDonald's will be first in line. :laugh:


That wouldn't surprise me one bit.



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