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(Daily Mail)   'Frankenstein' meat could soon be for sale in Europe. Digging up dead cows, giving them life, and then sending them the slaughterhouse seems unusually cruel, even for Europeans   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 79
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2012-07-15 10:26:23 PM
Wouldn't this be more Chimera meat than Frankenstein meat?
 
2012-07-15 10:28:12 PM
Every steer deserves a second chance.
 
2012-07-15 10:30:21 PM
I'm waiting for Frankenswine. Mmmmm...bacon.
 
2012-07-15 10:31:05 PM
encrypted-tbn0.google.com

Loves Frankenstein meat
 
2012-07-15 10:31:26 PM
That's Froken-steer.
 
2012-07-15 10:33:37 PM
fark you Subby. Maybe they're made of the best parts of several different animals and maybe they're the best thing over. Glow in the dark, antibiotic resistant and flightless cows are the wave of the future.
 
2012-07-15 10:34:13 PM
What hump?
 
2012-07-15 10:39:25 PM
I was expecting something about "meat glue." Frankenstein's monster wasn't genetically modified, it was stitched together from parts of different bodies.
 
2012-07-15 10:40:40 PM
I challenge all opposed to stop eating any type of food source that has been altered by humans.
 
2012-07-15 10:45:27 PM

BarkingUnicorn: I was expecting something about "meat glue." Frankenstein's monster wasn't genetically modified, it was stitched together from parts of different bodies.


They have been calling GM food franken food for a while now. It's a bit more dramatic than saying GM. If you need support from morons -- you need dramatics.

BTW, would Elmers be considered meat glue? It's made out of horses, right?
 
2012-07-15 10:45:53 PM
I dunno, Frankenchicken kinda has a nice ring to it
 
2012-07-15 10:46:35 PM
Shouldn't 'Frankenstein' meat be more closely related to Soylent Green?
 
2012-07-15 10:47:31 PM
Oops...we've been doing this in the US for years....
 
2012-07-15 10:49:39 PM
www.7il.org

Feed My Me Frankenstein?
 
2012-07-15 10:49:54 PM

sandbar67: I dunno, Frankenchicken kinda has a nice ring to it


I prefer "Poultrygeist", myself
 
2012-07-15 10:50:13 PM
"Oxitec insists its GM insects will benefit the environment by replacing insecticides."


i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-15 10:50:44 PM

sandbar67: I dunno, Frankenchicken kinda has a nice ring to it


Frankenchick - Prequel to Bride of Frankenstein? College years?
 
2012-07-15 10:50:48 PM
"Frankenstein meat"

Oh, for Christ sake.
 
2012-07-15 10:51:48 PM
theconcertproject.files.wordpress.com
Approves
 
2012-07-15 10:55:26 PM
Kidney from a horse...Liver from a cat...filling up the sausages with this and that.
 
2012-07-15 10:55:34 PM
This is blasphemy! We aren't supposed to play God with genetics using advanced technology like cloning and gene transplantation! We're only supposed to play God with genetics using primitive technology like selective breeding and artificial insemination!
 
2012-07-15 10:56:36 PM

WorldCitizen: I challenge all opposed to stop eating any type of food source that has been altered by humans.


"altered by humans"

Your choice of words even eliminates the process of chewing.
 
2012-07-15 10:57:18 PM
oooh, time for a "Mommy joke"

little girl: Mommy, mommy, can I play with grandfather this afternoon?

Mommy: Shut up, you have dug him up 3 times already this week.
 
2012-07-15 10:59:31 PM
Zombeef.
 
2012-07-15 11:00:03 PM

BarkingUnicorn: I was expecting something about "meat glue." Frankenstein's monster wasn't genetically modified, it was stitched together from parts of different bodies.


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I'll take the beefchicken, please.

ideasinfood.typepad.com
And the vealshrimp.
 
2012-07-15 11:05:13 PM

WorldCitizen: I challenge all opposed to stop eating any type of food source that has been altered by humans.


True but not on target. There is a huge difference between selective breeding & genetic modification. Of course, if we want to induce panic, the description "unnatural selection" could replace "elective breeding." The same press release could also warn folks about the decades long conspiracy to keep us ignorant regarding the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide.
 
2012-07-15 11:05:25 PM
Does it taste like... Despair?
 
2012-07-15 11:07:08 PM
Well the people protesting this might as well stop eating food all together. Quite a bit of it is genetically modified. Not done in a lab but done over time by cross-breeding and cross-pollination.

Like bananas? Specifically bred over time to produce the fruit we currently consume.

Like milk? Cows selectively bred for milk producing qualities.

Like bread and cereals? Specifically bred over time to produce the grains we currently use.

Beef? Domesticated and selectively bred to produce the meat we all love to eat.

Unless you go out and hunt your food in the wild, what you are consuming has most likely been genetically modified over years of selective breeding.
 
2012-07-15 11:07:41 PM
Did someone say horse meat?

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2012-07-15 11:08:48 PM
They are selling hot dogs in Europe now?
 
2012-07-15 11:10:14 PM

uber humper: sandbar67: I dunno, Frankenchicken kinda has a nice ring to it

Frankenchick - Prequel to Bride of Frankenstein? College years?


No. That was "Frankenhooker."


/WANT A DATE!?
 
2012-07-15 11:10:30 PM

phrawgh: [theconcertproject.files.wordpress.com image 296x370]
Approves


nice
 
2012-07-15 11:17:57 PM

give me doughnuts: uber humper: sandbar67: I dunno, Frankenchicken kinda has a nice ring to it

Frankenchick - Prequel to Bride of Frankenstein? College years?

No. That was "Frankenhooker."


/WANT A DATE!?


Fuiekenstein? We might have a movie on our hands
 
2012-07-15 11:21:16 PM

silverjets: Well the people protesting this might as well stop eating food all together. Quite a bit of it is genetically modified. Not done in a lab but done over time by cross-breeding and cross-pollination.

Like bananas? Specifically bred over time to produce the fruit we currently consume.

Like milk? Cows selectively bred for milk producing qualities.

Like bread and cereals? Specifically bred over time to produce the grains we currently use.

Beef? Domesticated and selectively bred to produce the meat we all love to eat.

Unless you go out and hunt your food in the wild, what you are consuming has most likely been genetically modified over years of selective breeding.




Agreed.

Selectively breed it in factory farms, I'm in favor of ramping up production untill we can get decents meats down another buck a pound. Times are tough.
Hell, grind some whale byproducts and any leftover panda meat....and I'll make burgers with it
 
2012-07-15 11:21:39 PM
How long before we start making our sandwiches out of recycled sandwiches then?
 
2012-07-15 11:29:21 PM

fanuvtoons: The same press release could also warn folks about the decades long conspiracy to keep us ignorant regarding the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide.


Oh my god a woman I worked with had a 4 page pamphlet she printed off the internet talking about the dangers and poisonous nature of dihydrogen monoxide. She handed it to me and I just gave her the blankest look and yelled...

"It's WATER!"
"What?"
"Dihydrogen monoxide is the chemical name for water. It's JUST WATER!"
"Well how was I supposed to know that?"
"You obviously have access to the internet, google it!"
 
2012-07-15 11:29:23 PM
Well done, subby.
I mean, well done, waitress.
 
2012-07-15 11:29:24 PM
"This sandwich tastes funny. What's in it?"

"Baloney."

"What kind?"

"Abby...something." (begins singing) "My baloney has a first name, it's A-B-B-Y... My baloney has a second name, it's N-O-R-M-A-L..."

"Wait... You mean to tell me that you made my lunch with ABNORMAL meat?"
 
2012-07-15 11:31:42 PM
 
2012-07-15 11:36:00 PM
And it really hurts when you bite into a bolt.
 
2012-07-15 11:37:15 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: WorldCitizen: I challenge all opposed to stop eating any type of food source that has been altered by humans.

"altered by humans"

Your choice of words even eliminates the process of chewing.


Or digestion.

www.crybabiez.com
 
2012-07-15 11:39:34 PM

silverjets: Unless you go out and hunt your food in the wild, what you are consuming has most likely been genetically modified over years of selective breeding.


Selective breeding is not the same as genetic modification. The genes already exist in that animal or plant, we simply breed out undesirable genes and reinforce desirable ones. There's no cutting and pasting genetic code from other sources or the outright re-write of genetic code within a species.

No amount of "selective breeding" will make a glow in the dark kitten, and yet they have made farking glow in the dark kittens. What...the...fark?

No one knows what this geneticly modified food will do to the human physiology or to other animals who consume it. It warrants some caution.
 
2012-07-15 11:40:03 PM

Premeditated_Road_Rage: "This sandwich tastes funny. What's in it?"

"Baloney."

"What kind?"

"Abby...something." (begins singing) "My baloney has a first name, it's A-B-B-Y... My baloney has a second name, it's N-O-R-M-A-L..."

"Wait... You mean to tell me that you made my lunch with ABNORMAL meat?"


Funny!


Reminds me: a guy I worked with told me he once bit into a tumor (on the tripe) when eating a bowl of menudo.

I had to ask, how did you know it was a tumor?

he looked me in the eyes with a thousand yard stare: "you know when you bite into a tumor..."
 
2012-07-15 11:44:04 PM

Ambivalence:
No amount of "selective breeding" will make a glow in the dark kitten, and yet they have made farking glow in the dark kittens. What...the...fark?


Changing color to something unnatural will help identify a modified animal should it accidentally get out into the wild. (From RTFA, it looks like that is exactly why they did that)

Now, here's the funny thing. You know how cats can see much better in low-light situations?

You think having a bell around their neck annoys them! Glowing in the dark has got to drive a cat insane!
 
2012-07-15 11:46:24 PM
As someone who just had sex with a gerbil, I wish they'ed hurry up and invent a horse with three assholes already.
 
2012-07-15 11:49:13 PM

Mister Peejay: Ambivalence:
No amount of "selective breeding" will make a glow in the dark kitten, and yet they have made farking glow in the dark kittens. What...the...fark?

Changing color to something unnatural will help identify a modified animal should it accidentally get out into the wild. (From RTFA, it looks like that is exactly why they did that)

Now, here's the funny thing. You know how cats can see much better in low-light situations?

You think having a bell around their neck annoys them! Glowing in the dark has got to drive a cat insane!


What I am saying is that adding monkey and jellyfish genes to an animal is not the same thing as "selective breeding". The former is in a completely different league than the latter. That being said, these geneticly modified animals should all be rendered sterile to prevent their genes from being passed into non modified animals. That should be a given. It's unfortunately a HELL of a lot more difficult to do that with plants.
 
2012-07-15 11:55:37 PM
Selective breeding and genetic modification are not the issue, in and of themselves. The issue stems from the fact that various animal tissues offer a widely varying nutritional composition. If you can't tell what you're getting, how can you know what it's worth? The people selling it to you certainly aren't going to admit to hawking glued-together offal.
 
2012-07-16 12:02:13 AM

OtherLittleGuy: That's Froken-steer.


Fronken-schteer would be more accurate.
 
2012-07-16 12:10:46 AM

silverjets: Well the people protesting this might as well stop eating food all together. Quite a bit of it is genetically modified. Not done in a lab but done over time by cross-breeding and cross-pollination.

Like bananas? Specifically bred over time to produce the fruit we currently consume.

Like milk? Cows selectively bred for milk producing qualities.

Like bread and cereals? Specifically bred over time to produce the grains we currently use.

Beef? Domesticated and selectively bred to produce the meat we all love to eat.

Unless you go out and hunt your food in the wild, what you are consuming has most likely been genetically modified over years of selective breeding.


I guarantee that if we were just now starting to introduce F1 Hybrids, people would be protesting.

I guarantee it because some of them ARE protesting hybridized seed.

As if all farmers are willing to sacrifice a portion of their crop for a fickle populace that will pass over a perfectly good but misshapen tomato.

//Which is a different issue altogether.
 
2012-07-16 12:11:03 AM

WorldCitizen: I challenge all opposed to stop eating any type of food source that has been altered by humans.


Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

There are some legitimate (non-IP related) issues with engineered plant crops, though. Jumping herbicide resistance genes spring to mind.
 
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