Now you can eat your favorite piece of meat.

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    Jan 15, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    The exact some one, over and over again!

    I remember this one very very tender loin of Australian free range beef. Oh my god! I just came.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jan 15, 2008 3:09 PM GMT
    Now the next step is cloning our favourite one-night stands so we can continue to enjoy them more than once. Oh wait...that's called a husband!
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    Jan 15, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    I just have to wonder how damn expensive that piece of meat is going to be. Setting a bull into a field to do its thing just has to be cheaper than the cloning process. I imagine that'd have to be one damned good piece of meat to want the animal cloned for more, considering the potential price point.
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    Jan 15, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    Chewey - I agree to the extent that you're talking about cloning the animal that's to be consumed....

    But if you clone a prize piece of breeding stock, that's a different story. It might take generations to produce a really great bull - and it would be cheaper to genetically replicate him than to work for years to produce another.

    ...speaking of prize bulls, i dated this guy once who..... ;)
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    Jan 15, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    I love Outback Steakhouse! They have rye bread to die for.
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    Jan 15, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    Ah, I hadn't thought of that!

    There's a reason that I never wanted to continue on the family ranch.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 15, 2008 9:28 PM GMT
    The thread title is a bit misleading. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 15, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    Tubesteak is a meat, or is that a meat byproduct?
  • Artesin

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    Jan 16, 2008 7:13 AM GMT
    Talk about inhumane....


    As I go to file petitions.....
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    Jan 16, 2008 7:27 AM GMT
    Cloning is certainly going to change agribusiness (livestock growers). Of course, we've had this sort of thing going with grains for some time now. It's not new news.

    Ever see those perfect tomatoes? Those huge melons? That's all just genetic engineering.

    Science, in and of itself, it not bad. The RR would have us attach a morality to the use of science (they said the world was flat for centuries, and ask us to throw out all reason when it comes to the false belief systems they embrace), but, with proper thinking, one realizes that science is not bad.

    Every plant perfect. Every piece of meat perfect, low in fat, resistant to disease and so on.

    Man has been short circuiting natural selection for some time now. Fat people live. Diabetics live. Infections get cured. Most of us are benefactors in some way.

    The human race is in a unique position. While the religious nuts would attach some moral stigma to science (test tube babies? Who would have thunk in 1960 huh?) we truly are the only species on this planet that can reshape ourselves.

    Ponder an amphibious man. With 7/8 of the world's surface covered in water, an amphibious man would change everything about the species. With genetic engineering, we'll probably we able to do just that.

    Food is food.

    Genetic diversity is important, of course, but, this cloning isn't about genetic diversity. It's about having a perfect piece of food every time, at a reasonable cost, that makes it to market. This science has been applied with plants for a while. It was just a matter of time before it moved to animals.

    As gay folk, we / you certainly understand how empowering the technology of The Internet can be.

    As usual, it gets down to who gets to be in charge.

    Be it sports science / performance, or food engineering, it's all just science being applied.

    Sometimes the guestion is just because we can should we?

    Myostatin inhibitors are now in test. We WILL see some 400 pound bodybuilders once these become mainstream. We'll also see the fix for many wasting diseases like muscular dystrophy.

    Personally, I see nothing wrong with cloning. There's no moral stigma in my book. It's a food source. It's dead meat that gets cooked and put on a plate. I think proper thinking leads one to that conclusion.
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    Jan 16, 2008 7:57 AM GMT
    Wow I can see the stories now, "Ditto Cattle Ranch hit by virus, all 50,000 cloned cattle apparently didn't have immune system to fight back. This strain of virus typically only proves fatal in 5% of a herd."

    or

    "Medications being pumped into cloned cattle are 10x the amount used to keep a regular herd disease free. The Society for Organic Foods staged a protest at the Ditto Cattle Ranch calling for an end to the practice as there hasn't been enough testing to prove that these medications aren't passing on to the consumer and to what effect."

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    Jan 16, 2008 8:00 AM GMT
    I don't know why every one thinks this is a treat. When I was growing up we called this left-overs. Mixed with little diced potatoes and fried in a skillet and it is called re-hash.
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    Jan 16, 2008 10:45 AM GMT
    Whoa– time warp! I haven't thought of corned beef hash in ages. My mother would make that sporadically when I was growing up, something "real American" she'd say, inspired no doubt by what the girls at the office had had down the cafeteria earlier that day.

    Did your Mamma add chopped cornichons, also? It's not hash without the gherkins! Ooh, and tinned meat? I wonder, do they still make that? Now I need to find out because everything must be exactly as I remember it or it won't be the same as it was.

    Argh, nostalgia-induced cravings... so irrational! I'm experiencing a yearning for meat loaf, but I can't recall ever having tasted one!