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Would You Like Fries With Those Stem Cells?

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A team of scientists in the Netherlands have been able to grow muscle tissue from cow stem cells that can be ground up, just like hamburger meat. You might also be surprised to know there is a million dollar prize for the first research team to grow stem cell chicken.

Would you eat meat that had been grown in a test tube? Do you think growing meat tissue from stem cells is more humane or better for the environment? Watch my video Mystery Meat and share your thoughts in the comments… I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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8 thoughts on “Would You Like Fries With Those Stem Cells?

  1. hilah says:

    I think this is going to be one of those things that seems gross as hell now, but then normal in 50 years.
    If you take away the “animal” part of it, it seems like a good way to manufacture protein.

  2. averagebetty says:

    I think I agree with you… The thing is, everyone thought chicken nuggets were just fried chicken pieces and then it turns out they are made from “mechanically separated meat” and the pendulum has swung the other way. Will there come a point when it swings back and we are OK with chicken nuggets again? Or maybe we’ll be eating stem cell chicken by then? Thanks for commenting, Hilah!

  3. Jan says:

    Well, almost anybody I know does know that chicken nuggets are “msm” but they don’t care and eat them anyhow.
    Maybe because it is known for so long here that nobody really cares about it anymore.
    Most of the prepared food we consume is from “msm” today.
    I will do it with the mystery meat as I do it with everything.
    If it tastes and “feels” like the real thing, I will eat it.
    Maybe that way we can get rid of animal farms, too.

  4. averagebetty says:

    Jan, You make great points and that’s exactly why I wanted to ask this question. Food is something we all “use” and it’s something everyone has an opinion on. Likewise, everyone I know, knows chicken nuggets are bad and I’m not sure that they’ve even seen the graphic photos of “msm” like I have! But still, that’s the bulk of the diet of a lot of the kids I know…

  5. alice says:

    Ew. Ew. Ew. Never. Never. Never. Not now. Not in 50 years. I will not eat them, Sam I Am. ;)

    Then again, I don’t eat meat if I don’t know who raised it, so there you go.

  6. Kristina says:

    Seeing how meat is manufactured, and the abuse…I can’t say I wouldn’t eat this kind of meat. I prefer to go to local farms for beef and chicken, but the convenience that large supermarkets gives overpowers that sometimes, unfortunately.

    The only thing I really question I have would be wondering how safe it actually is to consume. Thanks for sharing this video!

  7. averagebetty says:

    Thanks for your comments, Alice and Kristina! This sure is a polarizing topic. While I wouldn’t be that excited about eating it — with similar concerns as yours, Kristina — I do see that it could be a way to end world hunger.

  8. George says:

    Well Betty it sure sounds like you don’t want to eat it. With a reasonable review of the product safety I would totally give it a try. Conventional farming is not sustainable with the growing world population and beef in particular has a huge carbon footprint. It is a sad day however that I would agree with PETA about anything as they are not nice folks in my books.

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