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  1. TNTreeHugger

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    Just read an article about a company called Memphis Meats.
    Can't quite wrap my head around this concept, but without knowing all the facts involved in the process, it does seem like it could be a huge benefit to humans and the environment.

    Is anyone else familiar with this?
    I've found several articles and with big names like Tyson, Cargil, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates investing in this venture, I'd have to say it's going to happen whether we like it or not.

    I like the idea for several reasons, all equally important. Having the potential to eliminates animal suffering, feed people in poor countries where farming is difficult due to geography, or weather, and the ability to "grow" meat from cells rather than killing the entire animal and being able to modify the cells to optimal benefit, seems like a good thing to me.
    However, I've not found anything on nutritional value of cultured meat compared to animal meat.

    Here are some articles I've read so far...
    https://www.memphismeats.com/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a6da74ad62e5

    What do you think?
     
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    I think I'll stick with my meat that munches on grass and grain under a sunny sky, growing slowly and naturally. Ain't no suffering there.
     
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    I like things that swim free, till I hook em and cook em!:sweet:
     
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    Doing it the old-fashioned way is no longer globally environmentally sustainable... if it ever was.
    Supposedly, one cell sample can produce 80,000 quarter-pounders
    https://www.mosameat.com/technology

    While it sounds weird and "unnatural", I haven't see any valid scientific reason against it.
    When you get right down to it, how is it any different that turning milk into cheese?
     
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    Messing with Mother Nature hasn’t gone well in the past, just sayin!:rolleyes:
     
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    If it's all synthetic, why not 800,000?
     
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    You didn't read the articles, did you?
    There's nothing synthetic about it.
     
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    Humans have been messing with Mother Nature since day one.
    And I agree, the nuclear era is nothing to brag about.
    Farmers have always manipulated Mother Nature to their advantage... and to the detriment of the planet, sometimes.
    Why kill the animal if it's not necessary and the end result on the dinner plate is the same?
     
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    Is a tire or a water bottle natural, or synthetic?
    What do you suppose would happen to cows, pigs, chickens, etc if they were no longer food? What about heritage vs "production" breeds? Zoos?
     
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    You tire and water bottle analogy have nothing to do with the topic at hand.

    As to your second question, yes, I have often wondered about that.
    But, since the invention of cars, horses have not become extinct so I don't think we need to worry about cows, pigs, or chickens either.
    Personally, I feel quality of life far outweighs quantity for factory farm production.
     
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    It is the future and it is a good thing.

    The future is far stranger that we can imagine.

    Embrace it.

    Zager and Evans were tens of thousands of years off in their timeline.

    No doubt some will still be waiting for Jesus.

     
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    Sorry, I just looked up the definition of "synthetic." I'll give you that one. Sort of.
     
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    True.
    They've already got the cost of production down to a workable number. Won't be long before you see it in Walmart.
     
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    We and our animals have been eating GMO's for decades now.

    GMO animals?

    We will or likely are eating them and not even know it.

    There is not a whole lot that is natural anymore in the raising or breeding of food animals in modern agriculture.
     
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    You'll get no argument from me on the value of horses, but some people still use them for work. There is also the recreational value for those who can afford them.

    I guess there's always cow tippin' and the greased pig contest at the fair...
     
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    There will always be those that raise or hunt the meat that they eat, at least for the next few generations. It won't be financial, social, or humanitarian reasons that stops that.
     
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    Please don't construe my opinions here as moral. I'm all for advancement, this is just one place I like to keep it simple, fresh, and local. There is something about raising the food you eat, whether it sprouts from ground or walks around your pasture.

    If every steak I ever grilled for the rest of my life tasted the same, it would seem a lot less special.
     
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    The next few generations is not a long time. I think it will be a lot longer and I've no problem with it. I'm for it.

    What reason will stop it, in your opinion?

    I would add 'health reasons' to your reasons.
     
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    Political/legislative, but that's purely hypothetical and a topic for another forum. No need to ruin treehugger's thread when those folks catch wind and come over:laugh:.
    That ties into my above comment, and also falls under "social" to me. Like the Cokes in NY. I get your drift though.
     
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