Nefarious: Will it taste like despair?
drumhellar: These synthetic meat stories reminds me of a humorous Arthur C. Clark short story, called "The Food Of the Gods"Someone posted it to the Eve Online forums here.
Lsherm: "Competition with normal meat is still a challenge," says Cor van der Weele, a Wageningen University bioethicist who worked with Tramper on the new paper. "We are not especially optimistic about that, in the short term."In the future, perhaps conventional meat will rise in price, van der Weele says. That will help close the gap between in vitro and in vivo.I've seen the same economical hope with renewable energy, but I don't think that's a good strategy. Assuming everything is going to be more expensive and thus your more expensive product will then be competitive essentially means that consumers have to lose across the board. I'd rather see companies like Tesla and Nissan who are aiming to be competitive on the same field within a few years. I realize there are some state/federal subsidies for electric cars, but Tesla isn't counting on those long term. People will adopt new technology that either costs less or has an added benefit at more cost, but offering essentially the same product or service at a higher cost is much more difficult to sell.
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