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Eating Zombie Meat

http://fanaticcook.blogspot.com/2008/04/landless-food-production-dawn-of.html - Landless Food Production: The Dawn Of Cultured Meat

The next generation will probably eat cultured meat without giving it a thought. But the idea of eating meat grown from a biopsy gives me the willies. Yet I do hate the animal cruelty of the modern farm system. Brain plonk.
Permalink son of parnas 
April 21st, 2008 10:47am
1.  What's wrong with eating balanced proteins derived from rice and beans?

2.  "Eating meat" is not inevitable.

3.  Some people eating Vegan diets out of poverty may have a problem lacking some amino acids.  This is a problem with the cost of food, not an indictment of eating Vegan.

4.  Forecasting "population growth" has a long and poor history.  Using extremely long time-scales increases the distortion.

5.  Eating "cultured meat" might be a nice solution.  But it would have to be produced more cheaply than industrial farming.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 21st, 2008 10:55am
> Yet I do hate the animal cruelty of the modern farm system.

So "grow your own". What I would dearly love to do is buy enough land to have some chickens, plant some veggies, and have a few pigs and maybe a cow or two.
Permalink man on the stair 
April 21st, 2008 11:01am
> What's wrong with eating balanced proteins derived from rice and beans?

Eating balanced proteins is harder than diet for a small planet makes it seem. And not everyone can eat these foods safely.

> "Eating meat" is not inevitable.

OK then.

> Forecasting "population growth" has a long and poor history.

Population has certainly grown. What wasn't predicted is the concomitant growth in food production.

> So "grow your own"

Ever raised chickens etc? No thanks. The everyday reality is not quite as romantic as the back to the land vision.
Permalink son of parnas 
April 21st, 2008 11:10am
I have a coworker who does raise his own chickens.  They're stinky, but I prefer his eggs vastly to what is in the store.  I haven't eaten one of his chickens yet, but I have an order in for a chicken in July.  Everyone here has said that his chickens taste a lot better than what we get at the store.

He's thinking of raising some turkeys next year.  If he does, I already have my order in for one of them.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
April 21st, 2008 11:25am
> Ever raised chickens etc? No thanks.

My sister has chickens, but we only have a balcony so... tricky.
Permalink man on the stair 
April 21st, 2008 11:34am
Yeah, I understand.  I'm in a 2nd floor apartment, myself.  I can't even pretend that the land I see when I look out the window is mine.
Permalink Aaron 
April 21st, 2008 11:36am
There's something very satisfying about sowing some seed, watching the first little shoots struggle through the earth, watching them grow into strong healthy plants and them chopping them up and eating them. Why should chickens and pigs be any different?
Permalink man on the stair 
April 21st, 2008 11:36am
I'm clearly not a farmer.  I've never eaten an animal I've cared for.  I could if I had to, but would find it hard the first few times.
Permalink Aaron 
April 21st, 2008 11:42am
Those brutal farmers!

My funky little neighborhood has a little India area.  They have a shop where they kill chickens for you while you wait.

There is a stench when you walk by that is just incredible.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
April 21st, 2008 12:08pm
Animals smell very bad on the inside.  Most people don't want to deal with that.  Also, most hobby farmers ship their livestock out for slaughtering.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
April 21st, 2008 3:53pm
2037: celebrity meat is the new black.

wouldn't you pay extra for meat cultured from uma thurman's cells?
Permalink heartsheep 
April 21st, 2008 10:51pm
Animals don't smell bad at all unless you keep them in oppressive conditions.
Permalink Senator David Crockett 
April 21st, 2008 11:27pm
Okaaaaaay -- where do YOU have your cows go to the bathroom?  Because cow poop stinks, and they really are too stupid to use a toilet.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 22nd, 2008 9:42pm

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