At lunchtime the first ever in vitro burger will be eaten live on webcam/tv in London. I will be watching with eager eyes as I believe this could make a major break through. I am against ALL death of animals but if 1 slaughtered cow can produce millions of burgers or pounds of meat this would be huge in terms of animal liberation. My understanding is small herds of animals would be needed to supply the stem cells but these could surely be left to live a cruelty free life and when they die of natural causes the stem cells could then be used (ideally but yes I know that is a simplistic/positive way of looking at it). If that wasn't possible then perhaps the animals could be euthanised rather than slaughtered as I wouldnt have thought any chemicals would make it's way to stem cells.
What are your thoughts on this?
Ps apologies as I know this isn't a vegan topic but I didn't know where to put it. Likewise I wouldn't touch it because it isn't vegan.
MOD POST- This thread (Today is the day!) has been merged with another, "What do you think about Cultured Beef?" (see post #22, below,) and together are being moved to The Veggie Patch, for general discussion. -Capstan