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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Despite a long love affair with red meat, more Americans than ever are turning toward plant-based imitators at restaurants and grocery stores. Not the hockey puck veggie burgers in the back of your freezer, mind you -- these are plant-based patties engineered to mimic the taste of real meat. But making vegetation seem like flesh has always been tough. To create something that satisfies carnivores, Silicon Valley decided you have to use the components of real meat -- and that means heading to the laboratory. Whether consumers will readily devour burgers made out of cells cultivated in a bioreactor, though, is an open question.

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If it's safe to eat, and better than the average veggie burger, I'd try it.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-08-12 05:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

No mad cow disease or undercooked/contaminated concerns, but lab grown meat does concern me in a Dr. Frankenstein type way.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-08-12 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#1

I'd give it a try as well. The veggie burgers (imo, a.k.a, salty, chewy hockey pucks) do nothing for me.

I just hope they don't use a ton of salt in order to give the impression of flavor, as the veggie burgers do.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-12 05:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Lab grown meat sure seems like a better deal for everyone involved, from land and water nneds to the animals themselves, than raising animals just to eat them.

It would be great if it's just as simple as that...

Of course, there is no dietary necessity to eat meat, so it's kind of a solution in search of a problem. But we definitely have the problem it solves.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-08-12 05:57 PM | Reply

I'm game to eat a decent replica of meat.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018-08-12 06:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Call me when they grow steak.

#6 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-08-12 08:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It would actually be more impressive if they were growing hamburger directly, not steak...

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-08-12 08:43 PM | Reply

Lab grown cells are most likely still not vegetarian. Almost all cells need fetal bovine serum or some other animal component to grow.

#8 | Posted by MBlue at 2018-08-12 09:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Artificial food made from the byproducts of bacteria or cultured animal cells, what could go wrong? At least they arn't putting more soy in our diets.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-13 04:50 PM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

jeez..that name, 'Bioreactor' makes me conjure up an image of a hamburger that cooks itself

#10 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-08-14 12:39 PM | Reply

If it's safe to eat, and better than the average veggie burger, I'd try it.

#1 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

I would prefer better than the average burger but we can agree on principle. I'd eat it.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-14 02:53 PM | Reply

#1 If it's safe......I'd try it.

they told us thalidomide was safe

#12 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2018-08-14 03:04 PM | Reply

How can you know, without asking, if your friend or relative is a vegetarian? Don't worry, they'll tell you!

#13 | Posted by john47 at 2018-08-14 03:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The way I heard that joke it was a triple threat that included CrossFit and yoga people.

#14 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-08-14 03:56 PM | Reply

How can you know, without asking, if your friend or relative is a vegetarian? Don't worry, they'll tell you!

#13 | POSTED BY JOHN47 AT 2018-08-14 03:49 PM | FLAG:

Just tell them you had a nice juicy steak for dinner last night and watch their nose wrinkle.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-08-14 04:32 PM | Reply

#13 and #15

You are thinking of vegans.

As far as lab grown meat I would need to learn more about its safety and also the process. If no animals are harmed sounds great to me.

Cows are ridiculously wasteful resource to calorie wise.

#16 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-08-14 04:42 PM | Reply

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