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2012-02-19 11:18:20 PM  
I'm OK with this.
 
2012-02-19 11:53:01 PM  
So if this actually works, we'd get meat that didn't result from the mistreatment of animals. Which would make PETa pointless. Still looking for a downside here.
 
2012-02-20 12:32:02 AM  

Generation_D: So if this actually works, we'd get meat that didn't result from the mistreatment of animals. Which would make PETa pointless. Still looking for a downside here.


Murder is delicious
 
2012-02-20 01:00:59 AM  
This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?

Just insert a vegan-friendly tissue scaffold, pour in a vial of cells and a packet of plant-derived nutrients, and add two cups of water, and you have a nice marbled sirloin overnight.

It's the future, I tell you!
 
2012-02-20 01:04:54 AM  

WorldCitizen: I'm OK with this.


Second.
 
2012-02-20 01:18:29 AM  
Yup, this is a-ok.
 
2012-02-20 01:19:54 AM  

Lukeonia1: This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?

Just insert a vegan-friendly tissue scaffold, pour in a vial of cells and a packet of plant-derived nutrients, and add two cups of water, and you have a nice marbled sirloin overnight.

It's the future, I tell you!


Not all vegans are vegans because they think eating animals is cruel. Some are for health reasons, or because they just don't like meat/animal products, or for no apparent reason at all. It's not all about ethics and logic.

/eats a lot of meat.
 
2012-02-20 01:20:01 AM  
SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!
 
2012-02-20 01:20:35 AM  
'test-tube' hamburger

Now I have to rename my penis. Thanks science...
 
2012-02-20 01:20:45 AM  
t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-02-20 01:21:28 AM  
As long as it tastes good, I'm all for it.
 
2012-02-20 01:21:29 AM  

Lukeonia1: This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?

Just insert a vegan-friendly tissue scaffold, pour in a vial of cells and a packet of plant-derived nutrients, and add two cups of water, and you have a nice marbled sirloin overnight.

It's the future, I tell you!


Soylent Black and White? since it's the embryo of the cow...
 
2012-02-20 01:22:57 AM  
I, for one, welcome our new Long Pig restaurant franchises.
 
2012-02-20 01:23:05 AM  
If this becomes widespread, that's very good news. Less demand for beef means less clearcutting of rainforests for farmland, and cattle are also a HUGE producer of methane.

Of course, even if they emulated the flavor and texture *perfectly*, 'foodies' and the people who are suckered in by 'organic' food will insist that REAL cow is better in whatever way.
 
2012-02-20 01:23:19 AM  
I'm still kinda grossed out by the idea of vat-farmed meat, but the possibilities it offers up in terms of tackling pollution, resource allocation, and world hunger are too great to be stymied by ickiness.
 
2012-02-20 01:23:33 AM  
This definitely deserves a Cool tag and not a Strange tag.
 
2012-02-20 01:24:03 AM  
Couldn't be any worse than that magic never-spoils meat-like product they're currently serving at McDonalds.
 
2012-02-20 01:24:49 AM  

farkingismybusiness: SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!


DAMN YOU! You got there before I did fubar.com
 
2012-02-20 01:25:36 AM  
Tastes like... despair?
 
2012-02-20 01:27:10 AM  

Generation_D: So if this actually works, we'd get meat that didn't result from the mistreatment of animals. Which would make PETa pointless. Still looking for a downside here.


Not necessarily. I agree with SOME of their philosophy (namely, that animals should have certain "rights", which has lead to the invention of animal cruelty laws, something I support). But think of it like this... even if we were able to produce "meat" that could pass for a chicken breast or a steak, or pork ribs, or anything like that... we'd still need cattle for milk, chickens for eggs, laboratory animals, etc.

We're never going to stop eating animals in one form or another... and I'm okay with that.
 
2012-02-20 01:29:19 AM  

WorldCitizen: I'm OK with this.


I'm not. Meat is murder. Yummy, tasty murder. The meat is so much tastier when the animal was murdered.
 
2012-02-20 01:29:47 AM  
now we can stop killing animals for food, and start killing them for fun.
 
2012-02-20 01:30:22 AM  
Said another way, I'll eat soy-based patty-shaped discs before I eat a bio-chemist's idea of 'meat product'. Secondly, Brundlefly.
 
2012-02-20 01:30:37 AM  
Wait a moment. I saw this on Eureka and everyone got stupid from the lab grown meat. I don't think we can afford to be more stupid.

/it burns.
 
2012-02-20 01:31:08 AM  
16.mm.g-media.com
IT STARTS...
 
2012-02-20 01:31:17 AM  

Generation_D: Still looking for a downside here.


Another tax for Taxbongo to bongo his taxes on.
 
2012-02-20 01:32:34 AM  

Mad_Radhu: I, for one, welcome our new Long Pig restaurant franchises.


Come on down to Long Pigs. We'll leave the grill on for you.
 
2012-02-20 01:34:43 AM  
FTFA: "Animal farming is by far the biggest ongoing global catastrophe," Patrick Brown of the Stanford University School of Medicine told reporters.

If only there was some sort of effect that would be triggered by diminishing supply relative to demand for meat, some kind of reaction, if you will, that would induce consumers to purchase less meat, and thus avert this catastrophe.

/WTF are they asking a medical doctor about global environmentalism for? Shut up and stick to extracting ingrown toenails you hack
 
2012-02-20 01:34:46 AM  

Lukeonia1: This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?


I haven't eaten meat in about two decades, but I'd be okay with eating a test-tube hamburger. It's the best chance to undermine an industry that treats animals unnecessarily cruel *and* get the farkers at PETA to shut the hell up. I'm all for it.

/stupid bastards at PETA make us all sound like wackos
 
2012-02-20 01:35:36 AM  

Lukeonia1: This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?

Just insert a vegan-friendly tissue scaffold, pour in a vial of cells and a packet of plant-derived nutrients, and add two cups of water, and you have a nice marbled sirloin overnight.

It's the future, I tell you!


Stop with the Vegans. I have always proposed every Vegan should be placed in an environment where they're only food is what they can produce. Problem solved by reality.
 
2012-02-20 01:36:20 AM  
BTW, I can't wait to eat panda.
 
2012-02-20 01:36:25 AM  
How does it taste? If it tastes like actual meat I am quite in favor of it.
 
2012-02-20 01:37:50 AM  

aerojockey: If only there was some sort of effect that would be triggered by diminishing supply relative to demand for meat, some kind of reaction, if you will, that would induce consumers to purchase less meat, and thus avert this catastrophe.


In an open-market, you would have a point, but in the real world, not so much. For example, most animal feed is really heavily subsidized by the government, keeping the price of meat depressed. It's really likely that in the face of growing demand for meat, lots of governments would subsidize the cost to keep citizens happy rather than allow prices to soar.
 
2012-02-20 01:37:58 AM  
Is it the type made from doo-doo? If so, I'll pass.
 
2012-02-20 01:38:33 AM  
Space meat?.
 
2012-02-20 01:38:39 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Generation_D: Still looking for a downside here.

Another tax for Taxbongo to bongo his taxes on.


www.spaceagepop.com
 
2012-02-20 01:40:55 AM  

CygnusDarius: Space meat?.


You open the packet and place the ramen sized wafer in your mouth and patiently wait for the meat melting goodness.
 
2012-02-20 01:47:42 AM  

Generation_D: So if this actually works, we'd get meat that didn't result from the mistreatment of animals. Which would make PETa pointless. Still looking for a downside here.


Without an innate immune system, "cost-effective" manufacturing conditions would likely require a large amount of antibiotics used in the growth of the meat.
 
2012-02-20 01:50:28 AM  
You can have your lab burger made from "leftover animal material from slaughterhouses" and I'll stick with staying vegetarian for now.
 
2012-02-20 01:51:38 AM  

Thain: Lukeonia1: This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?

Just insert a vegan-friendly tissue scaffold, pour in a vial of cells and a packet of plant-derived nutrients, and add two cups of water, and you have a nice marbled sirloin overnight.

It's the future, I tell you!

Stop with the Vegans. I have always proposed every Vegan should be placed in an environment where they're only food is what they can produce. Problem solved by reality.


I'm okay with this. Question is, what predators do we feed the vegans to? Great cats? Kimodo dragons? Crocodiles? Hungry wolves? Germans?
 
2012-02-20 01:55:12 AM  
Dafatone: Not all vegans are vegans because they think eating animals is cruel. Some are for health reasons, or because they just don't like meat/animal products, or for no apparent reason at all. It's not all about ethics and logic.

They're irrelevant to this discussion, since it's the ones that think eating animals is cruel that get up in people's faces about eating animals.
 
2012-02-20 01:56:39 AM  

browntimmy: Couldn't be any worse than that magic never-spoils meat-like product they're currently serving at McDonalds.


That would be meat. The reason it doesn't spoil is because the hamburger is thin enough to dry out before anything can grow on it. You'll get the exact same result with any hamburger of the same size.
 
2012-02-20 01:57:49 AM  

LincolnLogolas: Thain: Lukeonia1: This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?

Just insert a vegan-friendly tissue scaffold, pour in a vial of cells and a packet of plant-derived nutrients, and add two cups of water, and you have a nice marbled sirloin overnight.

It's the future, I tell you!

Stop with the Vegans. I have always proposed every Vegan should be placed in an environment where they're only food is what they can produce. Problem solved by reality.

I'm okay with this. Question is, what predators do we feed the vegans to? Great cats? Kimodo dragons? Crocodiles? Hungry wolves? Germans?


The most insidious of all. Nigerian Bankers.
 
2012-02-20 01:59:15 AM  
Sounds better than most burgers made from lips and anus.
 
2012-02-20 01:59:24 AM  

Thain: LincolnLogolas: Thain: Lukeonia1: This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?

Just insert a vegan-friendly tissue scaffold, pour in a vial of cells and a packet of plant-derived nutrients, and add two cups of water, and you have a nice marbled sirloin overnight.

It's the future, I tell you!

Stop with the Vegans. I have always proposed every Vegan should be placed in an environment where they're only food is what they can produce. Problem solved by reality.

I'm okay with this. Question is, what predators do we feed the vegans to? Great cats? Kimodo dragons? Crocodiles? Hungry wolves? Germans?

The most insidious of all. Nigerian Bankers.


I thought their widows and/or children were the insidious ones.
 
2012-02-20 02:02:04 AM  
Hasn't McDonalds served "meat" developed in a laboratory for decades?
 
2012-02-20 02:03:52 AM  

LincolnLogolas: Thain: LincolnLogolas: Thain: Lukeonia1: This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?

Just insert a vegan-friendly tissue scaffold, pour in a vial of cells and a packet of plant-derived nutrients, and add two cups of water, and you have a nice marbled sirloin overnight.

It's the future, I tell you!

Stop with the Vegans. I have always proposed every Vegan should be placed in an environment where they're only food is what they can produce. Problem solved by reality.

I'm okay with this. Question is, what predators do we feed the vegans to? Great cats? Kimodo dragons? Crocodiles? Hungry wolves? Germans?

The most insidious of all. Nigerian Bankers.

I thought their widows and/or children were the insidious ones.


No, it's the government that will take it all. But you have a reasonably close name to the deceased. Please open a bank account with several thousand dollars in it and give me, ahem, I mean them, the account #'s and we can move the money where the government cant get it.
 
2012-02-20 02:05:35 AM  

Thain: LincolnLogolas: Thain: LincolnLogolas: Thain: Lukeonia1: This is something I've always wondered about. Would vegans be okay with eating meat they grew in a breadmaker-sized countertop appliance?

Just insert a vegan-friendly tissue scaffold, pour in a vial of cells and a packet of plant-derived nutrients, and add two cups of water, and you have a nice marbled sirloin overnight.

It's the future, I tell you!

Stop with the Vegans. I have always proposed every Vegan should be placed in an environment where they're only food is what they can produce. Problem solved by reality.

I'm okay with this. Question is, what predators do we feed the vegans to? Great cats? Kimodo dragons? Crocodiles? Hungry wolves? Germans?

The most insidious of all. Nigerian Bankers.

I thought their widows and/or children were the insidious ones.

No, it's the government that will take it all. But you have a reasonably close name to the deceased. Please open a bank account with several thousand dollars in it and give me, ahem, I mean them, the account #'s and we can move the money where the government cant get it.


By the way, you derailed this train of consciousness. Just saying..
 
2012-02-20 02:09:16 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: I haven't eaten meat in about two decades, but I'd be okay with eating a test-tube hamburger. It's the best chance to undermine an industry that treats animals unnecessarily cruel *and* get the farkers at PETA to shut the hell up. I'm all for it.

/stupid bastards at PETA make us all sound like wackos


You know, for all the hate-on you have for PETA, vat-meat is something they actively promote. (new window)
 
2012-02-20 02:10:15 AM  
 
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