Thursday, April 20, 2006

growing fish, fillets...

New Scientist
Well they are working on creating meat without the animal. this group got a peice of fish to grow by 14%. nothing earth shattering but it has pretty serious implications if they can find a better substrate to grow it in. imagine factories producing meat, but without the animals.

Im really not sure how to feel about this. If they could do this on a large scale then there would be huge advantages in terms or safety of the meat, consistency in the product, reduced grazing lands, no animal cruelty for the sake of cheap food. But then at the same time its just weird and seems somehow wrong...
I think im for this but im just not sure yet, then again they are a long ways away from having animalless meat in the supermarket.

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