Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pork from a Petri Dish



















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5 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this is crazy I hope its not true Merry Christmas fellow RD

Sybil Hebert, RD said...

Hey Rebecca, no it's true!

The InVitro Meat Consortium is a government funded group in the Netherlands, and they're working hard to be able to make meat in petri dishes.
If it works, cells from one pig would result in a quantity of meat that would have required the slaughter of 1 million animals... and the consequent environmental damage that comes from livestock factory farming (i.e. responsible for 18% of greenhouse emissions).
According to scientists, the petri pork looks more like a sea scallop- so they need to work on making it look like what people are used to...
I don't know... I think it would be amazing... but then again, I'm vegetarian. :)

Happy Holidays to you too!

Melissa said...

Petri produced pork? Ptuey!

Jme said...

I think it is a great idea! Maybe meat from a lab is gross at first but think of where the meat we eat comes from now! So cruel and bad for the environment! It gives the environmentally conscious another option!

prashant said...

I think it would be amazing... but then again, I'm vegetarian.

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