Monday, January 25, 2010

Stem Cell Pork

Scientists Grow Artificial Meat In Lab
by Maria Chang
Huffington Post

Submitted by Ahk Nahum

Call it pork in a petri dish – a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock, help alleviate world hunger, and save some pigs their bacon.

Dutch scientists have been growing pork in the laboratory since 2006, and while they admit they haven't gotten the texture quite right or even tasted the engineered meat, they say the technology promises to have widespread implications for our food supply.

"If we took the stem cells from one pig and multiplied it by a factor of a million, we would need one million fewer pigs to get the same amount of meat," said Mark Post, a biologist at Maastricht University involved in the In-vitro Meat Consortium, a network of publicly funded Dutch research institutions that is carrying out the experiments.

Post describes the texture of the meat as sort of like scallop, firm but a little squishy and moist. That's because the lab meat has less protein content than conventional meat.

Several other groups in the U.S., Scandinavia and Japan are also researching ways to make meat in the laboratory, but the Dutch project is the most advanced, said Jason Matheny, who has studied alternatives to conventional meat at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and is not involved in the Dutch research.

In the U.S., similar research was funded by NASA, which hoped astronauts would be able to grow their own meat in space.. But after growing disappointingly thin sheets of tissue, NASA gave up and decided it would be better for its astronauts to simply eat vegetarian.

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Anonymous said...

just evil!

Anonymous said...


Clearly Life-force laws relative to food consumption form a central part of the Regenerative gospel for humankind for the next millenium. Hence GM FOOD, LAB MEAT AND PORK AT THAT. NEXT IT WILL BE CANIBALISM...I believe there is a website already advocating 'man-beef' That's the reason why Ben Ammi teaches that '......the New Man and Woman would not consume animal flesh..."

What we eat constitute the next spiritual frontier not life after death!!!!

Classic 'good and evil' speak of the political liberal democratic and scientific worlds. In science when one scientist makes a declaration another would contradict and make an opposite claim. Same with parimentary liberal democracy of Republicans and Democrats and Conservative and Labour in Britain.

Under-pin evil but skirt around the righteous and the good. Explore pork, the most biblically and hygenically condenmed meat in the world of human food consumption as experimentally possible for climate change management while recommending vegetarianism as a last resort.

The Dutch are not to be trusted period. They are the most socially immoral society in termS of institutionalised immorality from ganga cafes to legalised prostitution. Their ethics are morally disgusting..

So let the Dutch feed their citizens lab-meat pate, stews and roasts. We are already Vegans and the world must follow. It is the only chemical weapon to beat the nutricide attack of the anti-Yah anti-genesis forces.

Our bodies will be the new defensive weapon from natural organic foods whether cooked or better still raw/live.

As the earth begins to cleans itself; the Dutch are volunteering to be first......the elements are ready.........Rainforest Dewdrop