Reported in the Telegraph.co.uk, emphasis mine:
Researchers in the Netherlands have created what was described as soggy pork and are now investigating ways to improve the muscle tissue in the hope that people will one day want to eat it.
What we need are tiny treadmills for synthetic pork cells, all in a petri dish.
No one has yet tasted the product, but it is believed the artificial meat could be on sale within five years.
Vegetarian groups welcomed the news, saying there was “no ethical objection” if meat was not a piece of a dead animal.
What about all those poor vegetables that are sacrificed every day?
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.
Until it scurries like a pig and squeals like a pig, I’m not putting that flesh into my mouth. Soylent Green anyone?
What was I thinking? Soylent Green is people!
Maybe we should all build pig pens in the backyard. It’s all starting to stink, anyway.
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