Monday, February 20, 2012

Food For Thought: Just Don't Eat It

"I'm not gonna try it, you try it."  So began the classic Life cereal commercial with the three brothers trying to get each other to try the cereal.  So who's stepping up to be the first one to try "test tube meat"? Yum.

Now back in high school, virtually every meal was served with something we affectionately called 'mystery meat,' but actually growing meat in a laboratory. thank you.

It seems scientists are determined to take the actual cow out of the food chain, replaced by growing a nice juicy burger from...bovine stem cells. This will lower the fat content, reduce carcinogens...blah,blah,blah.  Downside...well they don't quite know if genetically engineered beef could change the proteins and make guessed it...carcinogenic.

The reasoning behind this experiment in making moo, is the world's increasing consumption of beef means at some point, we won't be able to produce enough for the demand. So, maybe we can just eat pasta once a we really need to actualize the event created in the short-lived series "Better Off Ted"...where scientists Phil and Lem grow a roast?

I'm thinking this is not going to end well. Visions of the 50's Steve McQueen sci-fi movie "The Blob" are running through my head. Eat your burger before it eats you.

All in all, this is just a very bad mooove.

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