In a move that I am sure will have the PETA faithful orgasming all over themselves researchers in the Netherlands announced that by the end of five years they will have worked all the kinks out of their ability to create artificial meat.
The current hold back?
Well how about taste and texture. You know those two things that make meat .. well … meat. Apparently vegetarian groups are planting soya beans in celebration while saying that they have no ethical objections because this artificial meat doesn’t come from dead animals (duh!).
Mark Post, professor of physiology at Eindhoven University, said: “What we have at the moment is rather like wasted muscle tissue. We need to find ways of improving it by training it and stretching it, but we will get there.
“This product will be good for the environment and will reduce animal suffering. If it feels and tastes like meat, people will buy it.
“You could take the meat from one animal and create the volume of meat previously provided by a million animals.”
The scientists extracted cells from the muscle of a live pig and then put them in a broth of other animal products. The cells then multiplied and created muscle tissue. They believe that it can be turned into something like steak if they can find a way to artificially “exercise” the muscle.
Gee, how about slapping four hoofs on it and get it on some treadmill training, that should work.
Seriously – artificial meat?
Sounds as about as appetizing as tofu – NOT!
The only good thing that could come out of this is that PETA would have to take a holiday until they could find some other stupid cause to try and convince Hollywood starlets and models to take off their clothes.
image: Telegraph / Martin Pope (and no that isn’t an artificial piece of meat – it’s the real thing YUM!)