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Just thought some of you might be interested in an article in this week's <i>The New Yorker</i> about in-vitro meat (the May 23 issue, it has lion statues on the cover.) It talks a lot about research being done into the topic in Netherlands, and explores reasons to believe in the project, beyond an animal rights perspective (though we veg*ns certainly get a mention.) I found it really interesting. Unfortunately I think you need to have a subscription to read online, but I'm sure you can browse an issue in a bookstore, your friends' house, etc...<br><br><a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/23/110523fa_fact_specter" target="_blank">Here's a link to the abstract</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RabbitLuvr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2900300"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm completely behind on reading my New Yorkers. Perhaps I need to start with the newest issue first.</div>
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Oh, I have a stack of issues sitting at home too. I just happened to bring this new one to work with me, and I have lots of down time here.
 

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I thought it was a very interesting article and hope they make good progress. I don't think I would eat the in-vitro meat though, just not a big fan of it, but it has great potential I guess.
 

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I thought it was a very interesting article and hope they make good progress. I don't think I would eat the in-vitro meat though, just not a big fan of it, but it has great potential I guess.</div>
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I would probably not want to eat it either.
 

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I'm going to have to give my head some time to absorb this topic,but I have a feeling this will be something you younger VBers will see in your lifetimes. Found a second article that explains it pretty well. Interesting stuff.<br><br><a href="http://www.futurefood.org/in-vitro-meat/index_en.php" target="_blank">http://www.futurefood.org/in-vitro-meat/index_en.php</a>
 

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I'm glad it's getting more attention. Can't wait until it's a reality.<br><br>
I don't know whether or not I'll eat in-vitro meat. Probably not, but I still hope it goes viral and becomes the cheapest source for fast food meat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'm glad it's getting more attention. Can't wait until it's a reality.<br><br>
I don't know whether or not I'll eat in-vitro meat. Probably not, but I still hope it goes viral and becomes the cheapest source for fast food meat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Viral? I hope not.<br>
Tee hee.<br>
I think in vitro meat has a lot of potential. Aside from the benefits to animals if lab-created meat became mainstream, it also seems like this kind of meat would be easier to keep safe. I mean, a lot of the contaminants in today's meat come from the intestines of the animal. But if there are no intestines, just muscles, it should have less e coli, for example. I would not eat it myself since I have lost a taste for flesh, but I would feed it to my cats and dogs. And I would happily buy it for friends and family members.
 
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