Lab Grown Meat Prices Drop by 99.997% in 18 Months

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    May 25, 2015 6:07 AM GMT
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    May 27, 2015 2:31 AM GMT
    I definitely have the ick factor going. I never liked the idea of eating meat, even when I was a little kid being fed the stuff. Always ordered everything burnt so I couldn't recognize it as meat. Then as an adult I went mostly veggie.

    Even then I told myself I switched away from meat, not just because that was my inclination as a little kid but to consciously reduce suffering that my sustaining my own life might produce. I knew I couldn't kill a cow--they're so damned cute--and I didn't want anyone killing one for me. And a carrot is not a cow.

    But it's been decades now that I haven't eaten meat and the idea of manufactured meat still grosses me out. Intellectually, it shouldn't. I get that it's just animal cells, not animal sentience. I don't know if I can make that disconnect well enough to be comfortable eating that.

    Tonight I had a lovely veggie burger with grilled onion and fried spinach in a whole wheat wrap. It was delicious.
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    Jun 07, 2015 12:46 AM GMT
    theantijock saidI definitely have the ick factor going. I never liked the idea of eating meat, even when I was a little kid being fed the stuff. Always ordered everything burnt so I couldn't recognize it as meat. Then as an adult I went mostly veggie.

    Even then I told myself I switched away from meat, not just because that was my inclination as a little kid but to consciously reduce suffering that my sustaining my own life might produce. I knew I couldn't kill a cow--they're so damned cute--and I didn't want anyone killing one for me. And a carrot is not a cow.

    But it's been decades now that I haven't eaten meat and the idea of manufactured meat still grosses me out. Intellectually, it shouldn't. I get that it's just animal cells, not animal sentience. I don't know if I can make that disconnect well enough to be comfortable eating that.

    Tonight I had a lovely veggie burger with grilled onion and fried spinach in a whole wheat wrap. It was delicious.
    Newsflash: Plants are alive, too. They're just not as mobile and intelligent as other life forms. And if you don't cook (kill) them, they'll still be alive when you eat them. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 07, 2015 1:41 AM GMT
    I can't believe no one in that video mentioned the biggest advantage to lab grown meat. Not a single word about avoiding the needless suffering and deaths of millions of animals. Unbelievable. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 07, 2015 7:54 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    theantijock saidI definitely have the ick factor going. I never liked the idea of eating meat, even when I was a little kid being fed the stuff. Always ordered everything burnt so I couldn't recognize it as meat. Then as an adult I went mostly veggie.

    Even then I told myself I switched away from meat, not just because that was my inclination as a little kid but to consciously reduce suffering that my sustaining my own life might produce. I knew I couldn't kill a cow--they're so damned cute--and I didn't want anyone killing one for me. And a carrot is not a cow.

    But it's been decades now that I haven't eaten meat and the idea of manufactured meat still grosses me out. Intellectually, it shouldn't. I get that it's just animal cells, not animal sentience. I don't know if I can make that disconnect well enough to be comfortable eating that.

    Tonight I had a lovely veggie burger with grilled onion and fried spinach in a whole wheat wrap. It was delicious.
    Newsflash: Plants are alive, too. They're just not as mobile
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    and intelligent as other life forms. And if you don't cook (kill) them, they'll still be alive when you eat them. icon_wink.gif

    The Kingdom Monera is not the Kingdom Protista
    The Kingdom Protista is not the Kingdom Fungi
    The Kingdom Fungi is not the Kingdom Plantae
    The Kingdom Plantae is not the Kingdom Animalia
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    A carrot is not a cow.

    carrot
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    cow
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    Jun 07, 2015 5:45 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    paulflexes said
    theantijock saidI definitely have the ick factor going. I never liked the idea of eating meat, even when I was a little kid being fed the stuff. Always ordered everything burnt so I couldn't recognize it as meat. Then as an adult I went mostly veggie.

    Even then I told myself I switched away from meat, not just because that was my inclination as a little kid but to consciously reduce suffering that my sustaining my own life might produce. I knew I couldn't kill a cow--they're so damned cute--and I didn't want anyone killing one for me. And a carrot is not a cow.

    But it's been decades now that I haven't eaten meat and the idea of manufactured meat still grosses me out. Intellectually, it shouldn't. I get that it's just animal cells, not animal sentience. I don't know if I can make that disconnect well enough to be comfortable eating that.

    Tonight I had a lovely veggie burger with grilled onion and fried spinach in a whole wheat wrap. It was delicious.
    Newsflash: Plants are alive, too. They're just not as mobile
    carrot-foot.jpg
    and intelligent as other life forms. And if you don't cook (kill) them, they'll still be alive when you eat them. icon_wink.gif

    The Kingdom Monera is not the Kingdom Protista
    The Kingdom Protista is not the Kingdom Fungi
    The Kingdom Fungi is not the Kingdom Plantae
    The Kingdom Plantae is not the Kingdom Animalia
    first_thumb1335836714.jpg

    A carrot is not a cow.

    carrot
    12196768065_15eec17026_b.jpg

    cow
    hairball-cows.jpg


    Love those woolly bovines! In fact, enough not to want to eat!