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Is this about the environment or control of the food supply? Would you eat it?

Meat grown artificially in labs will be a greener alternative for consumers who can't bear to go vegetarian but want to cut the environmental impact of their food, according to new research.

The study found that growing meat in the lab rather than slaughtering animals will generate only a tiny fraction of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with conventional livestock production.

The researchers believe that their work suggests artificial meat could help to feed the growing world population while reducing the impact on the environment.

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Asked by Carpy at 6:27 PM on Jun. 20, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Well, first of all, gross. I don't want to know what's in "artificial meat". I'd actually rather just go vegetarian. I've cut down on my family's meat consumption by about 50% in recent months, and I'm pretty satisfied with those efforts for now. I absolutely will not feed my family fake meat product. I also can't imagine this would be very cost effective? The price of food - including meat (especially meat) - has gone up so dramatically this past year as it is.

    Answer by BethLopez at 6:37 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Never will I eat or feed fake meat to my family. I would rather have no meat at all.

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 6:41 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Ewwwww ....

    Answer by -Eilish- at 6:42 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Um no. I hope we never go there

    Answer by sopranomommy at 6:47 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • I don't like paying $7 a pound for steak, I can only imagine what "lab grown" meat would cost!

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 6:49 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • I can't imagine it being healthier for us to eat.... but I've heard about this before.. I really don't think I agree with it.. price wise it's bound to be more expensive, plus.. what happens then to animals that we DO farm.. they would end up a waste after we were through with milking or generating eggs from them.. How, in the end, is that better for the environment?

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 6:52 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • No thanks. Just like other GMOs, we don't know the long term effects of these weird foods. Not getting into my body, or my family's!

    Answer by musicpisces at 6:53 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Id rather not eat meat.

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 7:06 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • I wonder if they took into consideration all the things needed to power the lab. Maybe it will be solar or wind powered, but if it isn't, I can't see all that electricity used being "greener" than a farm.

    I love my meat!!! And hell no, I wouldn't want "meat" I want the real thing.

    Answer by DSamuels at 7:19 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Lab kept at constant controlled temperature=burning coal
    Lab kept with continual light source=burning coal
    Lab kept with AC to keep computers cool and running=burning coal
    Lab staffed with people who drive cars to work everyday-burning gas ( burning coal if they drive a Nissan Leaf)
    Lab stocked with plastic materials to grow mysterymeat in=petroleum byproduct
    Oh yeah! sounds very green to me...

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:36 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

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