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Burgers From A Lab: The World Of In Vitro Meat : NPR

My favorite :facepalm: argument from the story:

"We have 7 billion people on the planet, and there will be 9 billion [people] by 2050," he says. "Those people need food. They need protein - and they tend to eat better as they get wealthier. And better, unfortunately, means eating more like Americans - a lot of meat. And a lot of meat means a lot of water, a lot of grain, a lot of grass. And we don't have that much room for any of it."
Do we really need 9 billion humans schlepping around, voting republican? Am I alone in thinking that a lot of problems can be solved by natural selection? :lol:
 

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Easier, quicker solution. Let's go all Swift on them. Chinese had it right with their Baby Herbal Soup. :lol:

The man kind of had a point, though. Cattle take up a lot of room and resources.
 

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"There is something inherently creepy about [growing meat in labs]," Specter tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "But there is something more inherently creepy about the way we deal with the animals that we eat. ... They live a horrible life, and they often die quite cruelly. So the idea of being able to eliminate some of that is extremely exciting for a lot of people."
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Am I the only one who would like to see this happen? I love meat but I find the meat business at treatment of animals really revolting.
 

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"We have 7 billion people on the planet, and there will be 9 billion [people] by 2050," he says. "Those people need food. They need protein - and they tend to eat better as they get wealthier. And better, unfortunately, means eating more like Americans - a lot of meat. And a lot of meat means a lot of water, a lot of grain, a lot of grass. And we don't have that much room for any of it."
You mean a lot of processed CORN to make them fatter?? :nono:
 

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You mean a lot of processed CORN to make them fatter?? :nono:
QFT.

I think it would be interesting to see, but I'd be worried about what they'd be using to grow the meat from, how the meat would react to infection without an immune system present, "blood" circulation, etc.
 

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Matt C said:
Easier, quicker solution. Let's go all Swift on them.
Taylor or John?
Either. Play a bunch of Taylor Swift and they'll all go insane enough to turn to cannibalism naturally.
 
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