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It's actually becoming possible i believe, i don't think i'd eat it because it would obviously be bad for you, possibly worse than 'natural meat' it's synthetic. I guess whatever the majority of veg*ns think is what it makes it, i think if it's not from a living thing then ya.
 

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Actually, while I don't think animal meat grown from plants is likely, there is some science experimenting with growing meat parts in a lab, so, I, too, wonder if it would be ethical to eat meat "grown" but in a lab from animal stem cells.<br><br>
What if, instead of having farms, we have a stock of animal stem cells that can be used to 'grow' all the meat products omnivores eat? Would that be ethical? If it is, would you want to eat it?<br><br>
Quite honestly, I'm not sure about the ethics. I imagine they would have to harvest the initial stem cell stock from live animals so that right there is a mark in the 'Unethical' column. And, if stem cells aren't self-replicating (are they?), we'd have to continue to harvest them from other animals.<br><br>
But even if we did have an ethical way to get the cells, I'm not sure I'd want to eat it. Since becoming vegan, I've not once been tempted to eat meat. I've lost my appetite for it. I no longer associate meat with food, so I doubt something like that would even appeal to me.<br><br>
So, no, I probably wouldn't eat chicken meat grown from plants. But I bet a lot of omnivores would eat these 'cruelty-free meats' in lieu of farmed meat; it'd make them feel better.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>synapse green</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2934349"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
but hypothetically would it be vegetarian to eat that?</div>
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If you're only concerned about the ethics, then if no exploitation is required to make this kind of product, then it's fine to eat this. If you're not concerned about the ethics, then it's a no-no.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AlixJ18</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2934353"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It's actually becoming possible i believe, i don't think i'd eat it because it would obviously be bad for you, possibly worse than 'natural meat' it's synthetic.</div>
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And why would it 'obviously' be bad for you?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Thorham</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2934364"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If you're only concerned about the ethics, then if no exploitation is required to make this kind of product, then it's fine to eat this. If you're not concerned about the ethics, then it's a no-no.<br><br><br>
And why would it 'obviously' be bad for you?</div>
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Because it's synthetic and altered.
 

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Because it's synthetic and altered.</div>
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And why are synthetic and altered obviously bad for you then?
 

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And why are synthetic and altered obviously bad for you then?</div>
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Let's see why is genetically modified food bad for you? Why are artificial preservatives bad for you?
 

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why is genetically modified food bad for you?</div>
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I don't know, I'm asking you... If it is bad, then the question is of course why it's bad. Is it inherently bad, or is it bad because it's made without proper care?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Why are artificial preservatives bad for you?</div>
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Perhaps because they're cheaply made crap? The question is: Do artificial preservatives have to be bad for you when they are made properly?
 

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I'm not going to change this into a debate about this</div>
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Good! Me and my big mouth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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i'm not sure why you feel the need to.</div>
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Just trying to make point, that's all.
 

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These foods that are being developed by scientists to grow meat without actual livestock being killed still need livestock to be killed to develop and experiment with the scientific meat first, right? For example, is meat being used to compare and emulate the taste? I would consider that using animals in the process of inventing this meat. In the long run, it's better for animals and would be vegetarian, but I wouldn't consider it vegan because it seems analogous to using animals to test a medicine or other product. Sure, animals aren't still being tested on to create that exact product anymore now that the product is being sold, but animals were used to invent the product or medicine.
 

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I wouldnt think an animal would have to be harmed, all they would need is a few cells I would think and that can be got easily from an animal. a person can get living cells from the inside of their mouth using an icecream stick and it doesnt hurt.<br><br>
I am not sure about whether I would eat synthetic meat but I would love to feed it to pets.
 

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<span style="font-size:xx-small;">I guess, as above commenters said, it would depend on how it was developed. If animals are harmed in the process or killed in the process, then no, it's not ethical. But if some higher power descended from the clouds and laid chicken at my feet, and it had never had a brain or lived and it was created just that way, and not derived from anything else that had ever been living, I might eat it. There are days, even after two years, where I still occasionally crave chicken.<br><br>
The point is, if no thinking, feeling, sentient creature is harmed in the process of creating food, then it is, in my opinion, ethically acceptable to eat it.</span>
 

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I wouldn't eat it, sounds too processed and unhealthy. Interesting though.
 

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Too weird. I wouldn't touch it. IMHO if any animal anywhere had to contribute to making it, it's not vegetarian.
 

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I posed this same question to some of my veg & non veg friends.....ironically it was the die hard meat eaters that I questioned who replied "no way man, that is disgusting". The program that I had watched regarding growing a protein from stem cells stated that they were able to grow "meat" but in order for it to be usable as food, they would have to put it on a machine and stretch and retract it; essentially exercising the "meat". It is an odd concept.<br><br>
On another note, there was a story last year about a couple in NY who were making cheese from breast milk and how so many people were disgusted and put off. It's amazing that folks will drink another animals milk but this is just going too far... lol Legalized slavery of animals, followed by terror and death is perfectly acceptable too rather than "meat" from a lab. We live in a strange place man.<br><br>
I'm content in my vegan lifestyle now 22 years....at age 40. It just makes sense.
 

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I love the 'is this veg*n' threads.
 
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