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(Bakenstein)   Would you try bacon grown in a lab from real pork fat cells, produced without animal slaughter? Because now you can   (zmescience.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 8:50:57 AM  
No. But I do buy my pork from a local farmer who butchers on demand and provides whatever assortment of cuts you want from the whole animal, which is enough to fill a large freezer. If I was buying the factory-raised crap you buy in chain supermarkets, I'd probably be much more receptive to eating lab experiments. Because why the hell not at that point?
 
2020-08-05 8:56:07 AM  
Sure, I'll try it.  But I bet they have a ways to go before it beats a nice thick cut slice.

...Or your own bacon cured at home:

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2020-08-05 9:07:06 AM  
It's not a bad idea, and once the tech matures, it's going to be a game changer, although, to be fair, I want to see plants involved in a similar process. Hello cheap saffron, chocolate, and vanilla, and goodbye exploitative farming practices.

Muscle and fat tissue in sheets to be bundled together to form striated structures to form perfect cuts, and plant tissues grown in sheets to produce oils and extracts to save on labor and resources, as well as space to raise "crops" won't put all the farms out of business, but it WILL allow more sustainable crops to be rolled into areas where farmers are now raising cacao or other crops that are hugely land-intensive. Same could be said for plant-based derivatives for drugs like tobacco, coca, or even opium. Yes, there will be folks who WILL pay for non-lab grown product, because that's how people do, but it can also drop the price to the point where a lot of folks will drift away from traditionally dangerous crop choices, and for labs it will mean a more controlled product for medical use as well.

Yeah, when the tech comes along, I'll buy it. Not right away maybe, because the tech is still in the early stages, and the ability to grow cells isn't the ability to put them together in an edible form, but growing JUST the tissues that exude chemicals for the basis of drugs or vanilla extract? Sign me up for that.
 
2020-08-05 9:34:34 AM  
I'd prefer it. Pigs are intelligent, compassionate animals. Smarter than dogs. I don't eat pork because of that.

As long as this process doesn't create an I Am Legend scenario, I'm all for it.
 
2020-08-05 10:16:45 AM  

Pocket Ninja: No. But I do buy my pork from a local farmer who butchers on demand and provides whatever assortment of cuts you want from the whole animal, which is enough to fill a large freezer. If I was buying the factory-raised crap you buy in chain supermarkets, I'd probably be much more receptive to eating lab experiments. Because why the hell not at that point?


I agree. Slaughtered bacon has that special tang of fear to it, from when the animal suddenly realizes it is being killed. Meat without that adrenaline jolt just isn't any good. Yum.

On special occasions we will buy a pig, or sometimes a lamb or a calf, then tie it down and proceed to cut it up while still alive. The whole family enjoys what we humorously call "terror meat." Double yum.
 
2020-08-05 10:24:05 AM  

hubiestubert: It's not a bad idea, and once the tech matures, it's going to be a game changer, although, to be fair, I want to see plants involved in a similar process. Hello cheap saffron, chocolate, and vanilla, and goodbye exploitative farming practices.

Muscle and fat tissue in sheets to be bundled together to form striated structures to form perfect cuts, and plant tissues grown in sheets to produce oils and extracts to save on labor and resources, as well as space to raise "crops" won't put all the farms out of business, but it WILL allow more sustainable crops to be rolled into areas where farmers are now raising cacao or other crops that are hugely land-intensive. Same could be said for plant-based derivatives for drugs like tobacco, coca, or even opium. Yes, there will be folks who WILL pay for non-lab grown product, because that's how people do, but it can also drop the price to the point where a lot of folks will drift away from traditionally dangerous crop choices, and for labs it will mean a more controlled product for medical use as well.

Yeah, when the tech comes along, I'll buy it. Not right away maybe, because the tech is still in the early stages, and the ability to grow cells isn't the ability to put them together in an edible form, but growing JUST the tissues that exude chemicals for the basis of drugs or vanilla extract? Sign me up for that.


When the tech matures you will be able to print your steak (cooked and ready to eat) on your home 3D printer to your exact specifications. It will be a boom time for entrepreneurs who can code the programs to print out various foods. But the "molecule cartridges" used in the printers will probably have the same market cost structure as razor blades.
 
2020-08-05 10:59:04 AM  
But of course.
 
2020-08-05 11:13:02 AM  
Unfortunately, it'll cost $12,000 a pound, LOL.
 
2020-08-05 11:18:04 AM  
Meh.  I've helped butcher a hog.  And a few deer.  I've got no problem with where meat comes from.  Humans are obligate omnivores.
 
2020-08-05 11:19:43 AM  
"Would you try bacon grown in a lab from real pork fat cells, produced without animal slaughter?"

Why wouldn't you?
 
2020-08-05 11:21:06 AM  
Hell no. All the flavor is in the murdering.
 
2020-08-05 11:23:20 AM  

stamped human bacon: But of course.


User name checks out.
 
2020-08-05 11:31:10 AM  

SpecialSnowFlake: "Would you try bacon grown in a lab from real pork fat cells, produced without animal slaughter?"

Why wouldn't you?


Cost
 
2020-08-05 11:37:14 AM  
Try ? yes so long as it is at no expense to me, for which i would happily give my opinion on their creation.

Purchase: not as of yet.
 
2020-08-05 11:40:59 AM  
Sure. But expect to be critiqued as though it were bacon. Not "close enough".
 
2020-08-05 11:43:52 AM  
I just discovered the best bacon I've ever had comes from my local butcher. Local farmers, local hogs. So while I'm not opposed to the idea...No.
 
2020-08-05 11:46:54 AM  

Jack Sabbath: I'd prefer it. Pigs are intelligent, compassionate animals. Smarter than dogs. I don't eat pork because of that.

As long as this process doesn't create an I Am Legend scenario, I'm all for it.


You said it better than I could have.  I do occasionally eat pork which makes me feel like a huge hypocrite. I am a lapsed vegetarian (was strictly vegetarian for five years of my life for ethical reasons).  I don't eat octopus for the same reason but the power of bacon has made me weak. I would completely embrace any way I can continue to be an omnivore with less guilt and more sweet sweet pork belly.
 
2020-08-05 2:58:10 PM  

brap: Jack Sabbath: I'd prefer it. Pigs are intelligent, compassionate animals. Smarter than dogs. I don't eat pork because of that.

As long as this process doesn't create an I Am Legend scenario, I'm all for it.

You said it better than I could have.  I do occasionally eat pork which makes me feel like a huge hypocrite. I am a lapsed vegetarian (was strictly vegetarian for five years of my life for ethical reasons).  I don't eat octopus for the same reason but the power of bacon has made me weak. I would completely embrace any way I can continue to be an omnivore with less guilt and more sweet sweet pork belly.


Consider this:  For you to live, something else has to die.

The only difference between any of us is where we chose to draw the line.
 
2020-08-05 4:01:24 PM  
Nope!

Reason being, all intentions and best practices involved, I don't trust my fellow man to do a good job, much less the right thing.
They can produce the technology, have it FDA approved, produce it and I'll let others eat it for 5-10 years to see what weirdness they die of first.

I almost never partake in new foods, medicines, etc for exactly the same reason.
 
2020-08-05 4:49:13 PM  

UberDave: Sure, I'll try it.  But I bet they have a ways to go before it beats a nice thick cut slice.

...Or your own bacon cured at home:

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