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SciTech Lab-Grown Burgers

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by findingmyway, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. findingmyway

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    This story was on the radio news this morning being touted as meat for vegetarians!! Apparently the technique has been further enhanced and the head of the UK's vegetarian society was on Radio 4 sounding very excited :shockedkudi:

    Using cow stem cells, researchers have created the world’s first ex vivo burger.

    Coax 10,000 cow stem cells to divide more than a billion times and what will you get? A “test-tube hamburger,” according to Dutch researchers. Growing livestock tissues ex vivo for consumption may be mankind’s only hope when the human population outgrows its food supply, Mark Post, professor of physiology at Maastricht University, Netherlands told the Daily Mail. The researchers estimate that 50,000 tons of meat can be produced by an initial ten stem cells in just a couple of months. Having already grown pork meat in the lab, Post and his colleagues can now add beef to their list. But with the pork looking gray and having the chewy texture of calamari, the one major hurdle remaining, is to make the food appetizing.

    http://the-scientist.com/2011/06/28/lab-grown-burgers/
     

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  3. Kanwaljit Singh

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    It might not make sense to people who are vegan for health reasons.
     
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    Who wants to eat stem cells anyway! Ee-ooooou!
     
  5. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    stem cells are the Initial BUILDING BLOCKS...akin to seeds...and we do eat seeds..dont we ? daal..atta...and vegetables were all SEEDS..and we were ALL T-Cells.
     
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    It doesn't make sense for vegetarians to say that we have 'left meat' and find all kinds of alternatives, soy meat, textured chicken and fake beef to live with 'the taste' :|
     
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    Gyani Jarnail Singh ji I probably will be the first in line. Just the stuff seeded from umbilical cords and becoming burgers in a lab is just little less appetizing to me even though all mammals grow of the umbilical cord.

    This is a redundant thread as same was started by me way way back perhaps hard to find when. I will see if I can flag it for Aman Singh ji for merging.

    http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/hinduism/37900-do-animals-have-soul-why-do-4.html#post159575

    Sat Sri Akal.
     
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    I don't think even meat eaters will eat this.cheerleader
     

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