Lab Grown Meat

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KFC have been doing this for years. They grow their 'chicken' in cubes. There are more KFC restaurants than chickens.
 
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Not a problem with it provided the health aspects are acceptable (hormone use etc). I suspect this is the future of meat, the need to raise/feed/transport/slaughter animals seems pretty inefficient with huge environmental consequences and a little barbaric in the modern age (I love meat, but personally would rather nothing had to die/suffer to get it on my plate though).
 

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Social media has been able to show us just how personable animals are, something which was never really considered in the past on such a scale and it's brought the idea of lab meat to the minds of many. I'm all for it. Animals have social classes, individual personalities and feelings.



:D
 
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Social media has been able to show us just how personable animals are, something which was never really considered in the past on such a scale and it's brought the idea of lab meat to the minds of many. I'm all for it. Animals have social classes, individual personalities and feelings.



:D

Mmmmm, chipotle mayo and a plain bun pls. None of that brioche nonsense.
 
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I don't like eating a slaughtered animal, but i don't like any vegetables lol.
I know they're supposed to be stunned first, but i don't think that stops the pain. Someone in work was watching a slaughterhouse video in the canteen. It was horror show, they still looked like they suffered. :(
 
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Good news, can’t see how anyone can be against this. No death, and there’s a significant reduction in land use and green house gasses. A huge amount of unnecessary energy goes into growing the feed for the animals.
 
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Not a problem with it provided the health aspects are acceptable (hormone use etc). I suspect this is the future of meat, the need to raise/feed/transport/slaughter animals seems pretty inefficient with huge environmental consequences and a little barbaric in the modern age (I love meat, but personally would rather nothing had to die/suffer to get it on my plate though).

Same opinion, if they can get it to taste the same, and it's not going to be a stupid cost just because it's lab grown then all for it.

It'll be interesting doing random blind tests to see if people could tell the difference.
 
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Good news, can’t see how anyone can be against this. No death, and there’s a significant reduction in land use and green house gasses. A huge amount of unnecessary energy goes into growing the feed for the animals.
No death, apart from all the unwanted cattle. With no value, they'd just be slaughtered.
 
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No death, apart from all the unwanted cattle. With no value, they'd just be slaughtered.

Is this really an argument? Animals kept in terrible conditions until they are killed will no longer be kept in terrible conditions until they are killed? Sounds like a win.
 
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If they can get the cost down to or below that of regular meat, I can see this taking over in ready made/ fast food industries.

They could possible spin it as making the company more green, when in reality they can produce in house and not have to worry about external issues on there supply.

The biggest losers of this type of meat will be the farmers on land that cant be converted to arable, i.e. most of wales, the north and Scotland. I can see specialist breeds being introduced to be sold at posh restraunts.
 
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No death, apart from all the unwanted cattle. With no value, they'd just be slaughtered.

This is such a lazy argument. Yes, many animals may not be replaced. But the world isn’t going vegetarian/vegan overnight. Demand will be less, but those animals living today still have a use and a value. Just because we do something today doesn’t mean we should keep doing it.

Ultimately there’ll be less animals alive for meat reasons, less intensive farming, and less greenhouse gasses. All good things.
 
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