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Monday, March 27, 2006
  The solution to Bird Flu and Mad Cow
If *and I have no doubt* this process can be perfected, you are looking at a solution to World Hunger, Mad Cow, Bird Flu, etc. Being able to 'grow' meat *yes this sounds very Bene Tleilax* allows a community to have unprecedented control over their food sources.
Color me as thinking this is big.
globeandmail.com: "Scientists can grow frog and mouse meat in the lab, and are now working on pork, beef and chicken. Their goal is to develop an industrial version of the process in five years.

If they succeed, cultured or in vitro meat could be coming to a supermarket near you. Consumers could buy hamburger patties and chicken nuggets made from meat cultivated from muscle cells in a giant incubator rather than cut from a farm animal.

Home chefs could make meat in a countertop device the size of a coffee maker. Before bed, throw starter cells and a package of growth medium into the meat maker and wake up to harvest fresh sausage for breakfast.

You could feel good about eating a healthy breakfast; the meat would have the fat profile of salmon, not pork. One day, the truly adventurous may be able to grow ostrich, wild boar, or other game."
 
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