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Would You Eat Beef Grown In A Laboratory [POLL]

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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.)

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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?

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