This is the latest from the Guardian on the subject of In Vitro Meat – that’s meat “grown” in a lab or “artificial” meat.
The article says, “Meat grown artificially in labs could be a greener alternative for consumers who cannot bear to go vegetarian but want to cut the environmental impact of their food, according to new research.” So what do you think about this, would you eat it?
Would it even taste like real meat? If not, then what’s wrong with the many meat alternatives we’ve already got?
Most of them don’t taste much like meat either.
Interestingly, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals are helping to fund this research, but is this taking science too far?
We all know there’s going to be 9 Billion people to feed by 2050, could this be one of the solutions?
Do you think ideas like this and GM are the answer, or do you support the thinking that there’s more than enough to go around – if we get a bit smarter about how food is grown, produced, distributed etc.?
Britain’s got used to eating loads of cheap meat, but as we’re getting told a lot lately, it’s harming ourselves, animals and the environment.
So, is it time for In Vitro Meat and Cloned Meat? Or just time to Think Welfare – to eat meat less often and choose better quality meat when we do?
As always we welcome your thoughts, these conversations and decisions are for all of us as “consumers” to consider.