Okay on my facebook wall this post showed up saying that scientists are taking animal cells and growing them in the labs and as the human race might no longer have to kill animals for food. While most Peta members are excited about this I looked at this from a scientist point of view – what are the side effects on the human body? Will it cause any medical conditions etc. I would personally not eat anything grown in a lab – if God or Mother Earth didn’t make it I don’t want it. I would just like to know you guys opinion on this
If they can make meat COMPLETELY animal free i would accept it if others ate it, but wouldnt eat it myself.. First of all: meat is bad for you. second? Its grown in a LAB! EW! I wont even eat a strawberry that has pesticides on it let alone meat thats created by scientists. Food is grown for earth, not made by humans. but if others want to it it whatever. their health not mine.
The lab-grown meat is honestly probably less toxic than factory farm raised meat.
If people are going to eat meat, I’d rather they eat the kind that didn’t require the death of an animal.
However, it’s been mentioned that it is quite expensive to grown meat in a lab, so it’s unlikely that this technology will replace factory farming anytime in the near future.
On top of that, people don’t -need- to eat meat anyway, so I find it a little concerning that they are putting so much money and effort into this when there are more important things, in my opinion, that they could be putting the money and effort towards.
Not that I don’t think it’s a tremendous leap in science, it is. But seeing as how this really isn’t going to be helping animals doomed to be slaughtered any time soon (because of the expense, it’s unlikely that this lab-grown meat will reach grocery stores within the next 50 years), I think there are other things they could be focusing on.
But like I said, I think this is a huge leap in a science, and if they make enough progress with the technology that the lab-grown meat becomes available (and affordable) to the public, I think that will also be a great leap in the downfall of the factory farming industry.
I can’t see it actually being any more harmful to humans to eat this sort of meat than normal meat – in many ways it’s healthier than the real thing (less fat etc.) but I personally wouldn’t eat it. I’ve been vegan for too long and the thought of eating any meat, lab grown or not, just doesn’t feel right to me.
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