The advent of so-called "in-vitro" or cultured meat could reduce the billions of tons of greenhouse gases emitted each year by farm animals if people are willing to eat it.
So far the scientists have not tasted it, but they believe the breakthrough could lead to sausages and other processed products being made from laboratory meat in as little as five years' time.
They initially extracted cells from the muscle of a live pig. Called myoblasts, these cells are programmed to grow into muscle and repair damage in animals.
The cells were then incubated in a solution containing nutrients to encourage them to multiply indefinitely. This nutritious "broth" is derived from the blood products of animal foetuses, although the intention is to come up with a synthetic solution.
The result was sticky muscle tissue that requires exercise, like human muscles, to turn it into a tougher steak-like consistency.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Kill the damned corporations with your money
I haven't blogged for sometime now, because I was tired of screaming and shouting and generally depressing myself and everyone else. I have let many things slide, things they don't show on tell-lie-vision, but this was too much...
Corporations that feed us are now growing meat. Meat for you to eat. We are already eating food that has been genetically modified, because - I guess - God was to dumb to make corn right. Now the corporations that feed you decided that the meat is all wrong so they will grow it for us.
by Curt Spang