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Not about vegetarianism, but interesting story on meat from stem cells:<br><a href="http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/03/pork-in-a-petri/" target="_blank">http://www.conservationmagazine.org/...rk-in-a-petri/</a>
 

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That's so weird, who is the product meant for? It isn't animal friendly and it sure doesn't sound healthy, so that excludes pretty much all vegetarians.<br><br>
Maybe for Jewish people with a really lax definition of what pork is?
 

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I think that the aim is that it can evenutally be grown without using the dead animal cells, just a starter sample from a living animal. I suspect I am to far gone as a vegetarian to consider this an option now, but if back in my omni days there had been an option for meat which didnt have the animal death/animal welfare issues associated with meat currently, Im not sure whether I would have ever become vegetarian in the first place.<br><br>
There are also all those people who dont like the idea of killing things, but think they "just couldn't live without meat". This might be a route that those people go down.<br><br>
I think the main aims of the researchers are from a world nutrition perspective though, rather than a vegetarian perspective. If they can make this process efficient, it could theoretically provide a relatively cheap high protein food source, and given the increasing problems associated with feeding the world population, IF it became cheaper to make meat this way than by rearing animals, I can definitely see that this is a potentially viable contribution.
 

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What about cats??? Invitro meat sounds perfect for domesticated carnivours--at least when it can be obtained from living cells--but I've never heard of it researched for them.
 
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