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  • I eat meat, and I would be willing to try it

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    Re: Would you eat lab-grown meat?

    I probably would give it a go, one thing I would support is that lab-grown meat should be labled as such to distinguished from standard farm raised meat.
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    Re: Would you eat lab-grown meat?

    Lab grown meat doesn't appeal to me. Nor does it sound good. The flavor of a animal's flesh picks up what ever the animal mostly eats. For example there is a difference in flavor between a corn fed cow and a grass fed cow, a pig that eats grain and a pig that eats acorns and so on. Animal meat also has fat which is also flavor and helps retain moisture when cooking. I think it would be a few decades before I ever eat lab grown meat,mostly to see that there are not any adverse side effects to eating lab grown meat.
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    Re: Would you eat lab-grown meat?

    Assuming it wasn't a danger to my health and was reasonably tasty and cheap, than I would buy it.

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    Re: Would you eat lab-grown meat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Basically the idea would be to "stretch" the cells manually in the lab, to mimic the muscle movements of a live animal. It's not an easy task, but lab experiments have shown that it can be done. We'll probably see lab-grown hamburgers several years before we see lab-grown steak, for this very reason. Foods where the texture isn't as important (e.g. hamburger) will be much easier to create in a lab than foods where the texture is very important (e.g. steak).
    Can a lab grown meat also have fat?


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    Re: Would you eat lab-grown meat?

    On a strange tangent, I was reading this sci-fi book awhile ago, and...

    One of the characters came from a culture that for various reasons ONLY ate lab-grown (or "vat-grown", in this case) meat.

    And upon moving to a culture that did not, was horribly repulsed (due again to the various and vast differences in cultural standards) to the point of puking when informed that the steak just eaten was not "vat-grown".

    Much the opposite of what many people here seem to be saying…
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    Re: Would you eat lab-grown meat?

    Given the way many poultry and swine factory farms are set up nowdays it might be an improvement.

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