23 Feb '12, 10pm

Would you eat test tube meat? {from me on @Hippyshopper}

Would you eat test tube meat? {from me on @Hippyshopper}

Ever since we heard the news earlier this week that meat is now being grown in labs, with scientists using stem cells to create strips of beef, the debate has been quite lively here at Hippyshopper HQ: Would you eat test-tube meat? According to this article on BBC.co.uk , Dutch scientists are now working towards creating a more efficient alternative to rearing animals and have so far successfully grown small pieces of beef muscle in a laboratory. The beef strips are then to be mixed with blood and artificially grown fat to produce a hamburger by the autumn. The cells initially used to grow the beef strips come from by-products of slaughtered animals, but could potentially be taken from a living animal in the future. Besides the discussion of would you eat it or not, I suppose there is the question of if vegetarians could, and would, eat this lab-grown meat? According to th...

Full article: http://www.hippyshopper.com/2012/02/would_you_eat_t.html

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