Would You Eat Beef Grown In A Laboratory [POLL]
I don’t mean beef from a cow raised in a test tube, I mean beef actually created in a lab!
My first thought (right after, “ewwwwww”) was why the f-bomb would you want to even try this? Much less, eat it!?!?
Turns out, the reasons for doing it kind of make sense. Cattle produce around 1/5th of all “greenhouse gasses” and you won’t believe how much water is used to get a pound of real “cow beef”. (2,000 gallons) Beef “grown” in a lab requires only 1% of the land and only 4% of the water real beef would. Don’t worry though, “lab beef’ is still about a decade away from commercial use. (And I’m not eating it then either.)
Fake beef is only one idea being considered as the search continues for ways to feed a seemingly endlessly growing population. How about bugs? They have tons of nutrients and the farms they are raised on are … well … tiny. You don’t need near as much land, water, feed, etc to raise a herd of insects. Nutrition bars made with ground up crickets instead of flour, plant based eggs (Yeah, eggs. Grown. Like a plant.), soy nutrition drinks and lots of other whacked out stuff is being experimented with.
Back to the lab beef now though; what do you guys think?