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In Vitro Grown Meat 'Nearly Possible' 260

Posted by Soulskill
from the i-don't-eat-greens,-food-eats-greens dept.
Bruce66423 writes "An article at The Guardian discusses the prospects for food from radically different sources than the ones we're used to. 'Sweet fried crickets' anyone? Quoting: '... artificial steak is still a way off. Pizza toppings are closer. The star of the Dutch research into in-vitro meat, Dr Mark Post, promised that the first artificial hamburger, made from 10bn lab-grown cells, would be ready for "flame-grilling by Heston Blumenthal" by the end of 2012. At the time of writing it is still on the back burner. Post (who previously produced valves for heart surgery) and other Dutch scientists are currently working over the problem of how to turn the "meat" from pieces of jelly into something acceptably structured: an old-fashioned muscle. Electric shocks may be the answer. ... The technological problems of producing the new hi-tech foods are nothing compared to the trouble the industry is having with the consumers – the "yuck factor," as the food technology scientists across the world like to put it. Shoppers' squeamishness has turned the food corporations, from whom the real money for R&D will have to come, very wary, and super-secretive about their work on GM in America.'"

Comment: Re:So (Score 1) 545

The point was, either way you aren't going to get arrested.

And there are legitimate causes for concern if you are irradiated, and while you may not be breaking the law there is a possibility that you are oblivious to it, in which case you should be informed.

"Do you know that you're irradiated?" is a question I'd like to have asked of me if I didn't know i was irradiated.

Comment: Re:The war on terror is over (Score 1) 811

Corporations stand to lose business if they gain a reputation of being too invasive. The TSA, being a government agency does not directly rely on the people they infringe on for income. also, the TSA has managed to insert itself into every single commercial airport in the US.

Competition is a good thing, especially in this case.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)

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