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Friday, July 08, 2005
 

New company to research vat grown meat


Fuck Yeah! Environmentally friendly, cruelty-free beef and chicken:
One novel line of research is to produce meat in vitro, in a cell culture, rather than from an animal. The production of such "cultured meat" begins by taking a number of cells from a farm animal and proliferating them in a nutrient—rich medium. Cells are capable of multiplying so many times in culture that, in theory, a single cell could be used to produce enough meat to feed the global population for a year. After the cells are multiplied, they are attached to a sponge-like "scaffold" and soaked with nutrients. They may also be mechanically stretched to increase their size and protein content. The resulting cells can then be harvested, seasoned, cooked, and consumed as a boneless, processed meat, such as sausage, hamburger, or chicken nuggets.

I'm so excited about this that I signed up for their mailing list.

New Harvest Website

(Via Worldchanging). 
Comments:
Yeah, saw this the other day.. VERY exciting stuff. This completely obsoletes the need to keep livestock, which frees up a good deal of land for other purposes. Nice, since there's a good chance that there'll be greater demand for corn..

(http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/
Citizenship/Corp_citizenship_energy_ou
tlook.asp)

-- Tim
 
sorry, Nice should be: [sarcasm]Nice[/sarcasm]

--Tim
 
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