Sunday, April 13, 2008

Scientists Want Their Tube Steak in Your Mouth

According to Wired, scientists could replace your supermarket meat isle with vats of test-tube grown "meat" in as little as ten years. They say that the pseudo-flesh would be cheaper to manufacture than traditional beef, with the added benefit of not contributing nearly as much to greenhouse gases as real livestock, which, according to the article, account for nearly 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. While growing an actual organ or muscle isn't possible yet, scientists believe hamburger and other ground meat products (like sausage and chicken nuggets-- Mmm!) to be just around the corner. Read about more reasons to give up vegetarianism here.

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