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(Short List)   US company aims to print raw meat using 3D bioprinter. "I cannae do it captain, I don't have the flour"   (shortlist.com) divider line 35
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2013-01-22 08:25:30 AM  
We're just one step closer to MEAT SHEETS
 
2013-01-22 08:44:17 AM  
Hey subby, you accidently made your headline sound like Star Trek.
 
2013-01-22 08:48:46 AM  
Much like the Nutrimatic Drink Dispenser (TM), it will produce something that tastes almost, but not quite, entirely unlike meat
 
2013-01-22 08:49:50 AM  
Transglutaminase is fun stuff.

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2013-01-22 08:51:36 AM  
static.3dsupply.de
"tastes like despair"
 
2013-01-22 08:53:18 AM  
1 Step closer to food replicators?
 
2013-01-22 08:56:10 AM  

croesius: [static.3dsupply.de image 180x180]
"tastes like despair"


came looking for this... leaves happy
 
2013-01-22 09:05:50 AM  

PsyLord: 1 Step closer to food replicators?


Earl Grey, hot.
 
2013-01-22 09:07:47 AM  
Raw meat? Why not medium rare with some nice Au Jus?

/wants prime rib
 
2013-01-22 09:09:44 AM  
3D printing and Star Trek.

Where is QA?
 
2013-01-22 09:11:56 AM  
That sounds disgusting.
 
2013-01-22 09:17:11 AM  
"Aw, crap... the 'BEEF FAT CARTRIDGE LOW' light is on. Looks like eye round again tonight."
 
2013-01-22 09:23:43 AM  
Cut out the middle man and pop open the cartridge and just drink it.
 
2013-01-22 09:31:48 AM  
Well, enough talk, I didn't write this barely informative article to NOT end it on a shiat-poor play on words.

I'm personally thrilled at the long-term goal of a meat supply that isn't dependent on animals - that are dependent on feed - that is dependent on climate. It's not gonna replace steak, but let's face it, by the time you're making tacos, the hardline stance on quality that you're taking is "not as much sand in the beef as taco bell."
 
2013-01-22 09:33:51 AM  
Order up for QA! One 3D-PrintBurger(tm) , medium rare, hold the immortality..
 
2013-01-22 10:09:23 AM  
The ability to grow meat products so that you don't have to raise a living being to kill seems a worthy goal.
 
2013-01-22 10:24:56 AM  

croesius: [static.3dsupply.de image 180x180]
"tastes like despair"


Shut down the grill,
Turn off the lights,
We are done, here.
 
2013-01-22 10:39:38 AM  
lohphat:

The ability to grow meat products so that you don't have to raise a living being to kill seems a worthy goal.

That may depend on what they're using as feedstock for the stem cells. Ideally they could feed it pure synthetics made from coal, air, water and a smidgeon of other chemicals. It may be, however, that the cheapest / easiest feedstock is puree of waste meat scraps that you wouldn't even put in hotdogs.

Far more important IMHO if they can scale this up economically would be to reduce the huge amount of energy, land, water and pollution involved in raising meat.
 
2013-01-22 10:54:00 AM  

maxheck: lohphat:

The ability to grow meat products so that you don't have to raise a living being to kill seems a worthy goal.

That may depend on what they're using as feedstock for the stem cells. Ideally they could feed it pure synthetics made from coal, air, water and a smidgeon of other chemicals. It may be, however, that the cheapest / easiest feedstock is puree of waste meat scraps that you wouldn't even put in hotdogs.

Far more important IMHO if they can scale this up economically would be to reduce the huge amount of energy, land, water and pollution involved in raising meat.


We'll probably import it from China, though.
 
2013-01-22 11:13:58 AM  
But will PETA still protest it since it still carries the idea of eating animal flesh?
 
2013-01-22 11:29:35 AM  
This will only end with an angry mob of torch and pitchfork wielding villagers storming the lab.
 
2013-01-22 11:46:51 AM  

maxheck: Far more important IMHO if they can scale this up economically would be to reduce the huge amount of energy, land, water and pollution involved in raising meat.


Or, you know, we could eat less meat.

/not a vegetarian
//but I've found meat tastes better the less of it you eat
 
2013-01-22 12:00:55 PM  
Now if you could get it to 3d print bacon in the shape of a kitten, that would be the essence of the internet right there.
 
2013-01-22 12:00:58 PM  
Those ink cartridges are going to be filled with some expensive meat.
 
2013-01-22 12:26:57 PM  
Dwight_Yeast:

maxheck: Far more important IMHO if they can scale this up economically would be to reduce the huge amount of energy, land, water and pollution involved in raising meat.

Or, you know, we could eat less meat.

/not a vegetarian
//but I've found meat tastes better the less of it you eat


I agree, but that topic goes round 'n round in any vegetarian thread. But yeah, if you think ethanol "food for fuel" is stupid (it is, IMHO) then you should also consider the much larger food-for-meat system we subsidize.
 
2013-01-22 12:31:09 PM  

StokeyBob: Those ink cartridges are going to be filled with some expensive meat.


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2013-01-22 01:59:38 PM  

RedVentrue: maxheck: lohphat:

The ability to grow meat products so that you don't have to raise a living being to kill seems a worthy goal.

That may depend on what they're using as feedstock for the stem cells. Ideally they could feed it pure synthetics made from coal, air, water and a smidgeon of other chemicals. It may be, however, that the cheapest / easiest feedstock is puree of waste meat scraps that you wouldn't even put in hotdogs.

Far more important IMHO if they can scale this up economically would be to reduce the huge amount of energy, land, water and pollution involved in raising meat.

We'll probably import it from China, though.


Mmm...melamine steaks...
 
2013-01-22 02:35:26 PM  
I can't wait until a certain Farker comes in here and subsequently has an aneurism when he realizes "3d printing" can also be used to "print" tissue and organs...
 
2013-01-22 03:34:19 PM  
I would invest and try this out.

They need a kickstarter.
 
2013-01-22 03:48:17 PM  

xanadian: We're just one step closer to MEAT SHEETS


The best jerky EVER.
 
2013-01-22 09:33:52 PM  
evilmrsock:

Well, enough talk, I didn't write this barely informative article to NOT end it on a shiat-poor play on words.

I'm personally thrilled at the long-term goal of a meat supply that isn't dependent on animals - that are dependent on feed - that is dependent on climate. It's not gonna replace steak, but let's face it, by the time you're making tacos, the hardline stance on quality that you're taking is "not as much sand in the beef as taco bell."


But what will it be made from and where would we get it? "Live stem, or other specialised, cells" from what? Would we be cloning the same glob of glop over & over, processing it differently into "beef" and "pork" and whatever? Or would we have pig glop, cow glop and chicken glop? And how much would this replication cost to do? Would it be totally automated or would we still need people to push buttons?

Personally I think this "fake meat" thing is silly: we should make use of the meat that we already waste. Ground cat and dog meat, for example, could easily be substituted for the usual meats in hot dogs and other sausages, burgers and stew meat, and horse meat could make roasts and steaks as well. When you eat hot & spicy chili can you really tell what meat it's made from, or even that's it's not made from Textured Vegetable Protein instead? We could even get all connoisseurish about it, a la "Jack Sprat would eat no cat, his wife would eat no dog." And that's not even considering all the perfectly good human meat we waste every day. Why not concentrate less on growing animals specifically for food and more on "recycling" what we already have? Think of how much less that would cost than building industrial complexes to make fake "beef."

And don't tell me about Ronny's 4-H sheep, we all know Ronny doesn't keep it for a lifelong pet but that his dad sells it to be eaten. And Ronny surely knows that the whole time he's raising Fluffy. When it's time for your pet cat or dog to be "put to sleep" do it or have it done in a way that's both humane and that doesn't render the meat inedible. (A big dog with hip dysplasia would produce more tender hindquarters than one that was scampering around just yesterday.) Of course this would mean rearranging social attitudes but we just saw a black President re-elected only 146 years after slavery was ended -- and we've had two female Secretaries of State, one succeeding the other, from (slightly) different parties, the first one blacker than the first black president; fifty years ago, a mere two generations, whites were rioting over school desegregation and forced busing, now Obama hasn't been assassinated yet despite all the Teaparty rhetoric. So we do have the necessary ideational elasticity and the social mechanisms to "make change real."

Some would say, as I would in my more cynical moods, that most Americans would be less averse to eating convicted felons than slurping up stewed cat: we'd have an easier time depersonalizing rapists or murderers than "dehumanizing" our pets. (This perhaps doesn't apply to dogs that live their whole lives chained to a tree in the back yard, if you can call that "keeping a pet.") Well that's fine & dandy too, given that the world as we know it is socially constructed: your life has only the value that the people around you give it. I personally would prefer that instead of going right to human flesh we eat horse meat in the USA instead of shipping the horses to Mexico to be butchered, but then I'm weird.

Artificial beef? Why frigging bother? We can endanger the environment less by making use of what we habitually waste. It won't replace industrial swine & cattle raising, at least not in the near future, but it will provide a cheap and easy alternative -- using technologies we perfected long ago.
 
2013-01-22 11:11:52 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: maxheck: Far more important IMHO if they can scale this up economically would be to reduce the huge amount of energy, land, water and pollution involved in raising meat.

Or, you know, we could eat less meat.

/not a vegetarian
//but I've found meat tastes better the less of it you eat


My wife tried the same line on me. I didn't buy it then, either,
 
2013-01-23 11:37:46 AM  

The One True TheDavid: evilmrsock:

Well, enough talk, I didn't write this barely informative article to NOT end it on a shiat-poor play on words.

I'm personally thrilled at the long-term goal of a meat supply that isn't dependent on animals - that are dependent on feed - that is dependent on climate. It's not gonna replace steak, but let's face it, by the time you're making tacos, the hardline stance on quality that you're taking is "not as much sand in the beef as taco bell."

But what will it be made from and where would we get it? "Live stem, or other specialised, cells" from what? Would we be cloning the same glob of glop over & over, processing it differently into "beef" and "pork" and whatever? Or would we have pig glop, cow glop and chicken glop? And how much would this replication cost to do? Would it be totally automated or would we still need people to push buttons?

Personally I think this "fake meat" thing is silly: we should make use of the meat that we already waste. Ground cat and dog meat, for example, could easily be substituted for the usual meats in hot dogs and other sausages, burgers and stew meat, and horse meat could make roasts and steaks as well. When you eat hot & spicy chili can you really tell what meat it's made from, or even that's it's not made from Textured Vegetable Protein instead? We could even get all connoisseurish about it, a la "Jack Sprat would eat no cat, his wife would eat no dog." And that's not even considering all the perfectly good human meat we waste every day. Why not concentrate less on growing animals specifically for food and more on "recycling" what we already have? Think of how much less that would cost than building industrial complexes to make fake "beef."

And don't tell me about Ronny's 4-H sheep, we all know Ronny doesn't keep it for a lifelong pet but that his dad sells it to be eaten. And Ronny surely knows that the whole time he's raising Fluffy. When it's time for your pet cat or dog to be "put to sleep" do it or have it done ...


Why do you hate potted meat.

/it's a real treat
 
2013-01-24 03:12:04 PM  
I think I'll have me a OneTrueDavid burger.

Like right farking now.
 
2013-01-24 09:42:26 PM  
....aaaand the marketing vultures have officially high jacked the term "3d printing".

Jerks.
 
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