Test-Tube Burger Is 'Petri Dish' Of The Day

Feb 20, 2012 | Posted by: Burento | Full story: news.sky.com

The meal will be the first beef patty ever created in the laboratory thanks to the efforts of Dutch stem cell scientist Dr Mark Post, from the University of Maastricht .

Comments
1 - 8 of 8 Comments Last updated Feb 21, 2012

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Feb 20, 2012
 
The first burger will be 250,000 euros? Um,.. lab dudes, you couldn't pay me double that to be the first diner. I'll wait till the survival and long term health effect data is in,.. thank you very much!

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Feb 20, 2012
 
Proven fact, cloned animals like Dolly live shorter life spans than the original animal. Cloned meat would have to have short-comings of some sort.,... well,.?.. what do you guys think?

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Feb 20, 2012
 

Judged:

1

1

1

yuck

no thanks

“Proud White Woman for life!”

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Feb 20, 2012
 
off the trail wrote:
Proven fact, cloned animals like Dolly live shorter life spans than the original animal. Cloned meat would have to have short-comings of some sort.,... well,.?.. what do you guys think?
Well, technology has improved since then. Besides, it is easier to clone parts than entire organisms. We eat frankenfoods all the time and don't even know it, like bananas and GM corn products. So many products contain corn, and Mosanto is one of the largest seed producers. GM corn may be what is causing the increase in abdominal complaints. Making it Roundup resistant, they incorporated part of the genome of a noxious weed. So if you are allergic to that weed, you'd be likely to also be allergic to the corn produced using some of its DNA. If we knew the half of the history of the food before it reaches our mouths, we'd put a lot less in there.

I am not threatened by this new meat technology. It may be safer overall in that the health profile and parameters can be controlled, and there is less risk of illness. But there is one thing they need to do, and that is to have many culture lines. If something infectious adapts to where it "prefers" this stuff, there would be a risk of it all becoming tainted if only one gene line is used. That is the problem with plants derived from cuttings rather than seeds - if one can get sick, they all can.

“It ain't braggin' ...”

Since: Sep 08

if you can back it up!

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Feb 20, 2012
 
I'm not eating that's not real meat. I won't even eat soy burgers, sure as hell am not touching cloned cow!

Since: Feb 12

New York, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Feb 20, 2012
 

Judged:

1

off the trail wrote:
Proven fact, cloned animals like Dolly live shorter life spans than the original animal. Cloned meat would have to have short-comings of some sort.,... well,.?.. what do you guys think?
Feed it to the scientists and the faculty. I'll continue doing business with my local butcher shop.

“mookcollins to the rescue!”

Since: Nov 09

new market

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Feb 21, 2012
 
well you peopil are alreadie eattin that their mcdonales food so how is this worse? i see stuf liak this and it makes me want to be one of them vigirtairian peopil.
Orca Winfrey

Medford, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Feb 21, 2012
 

Judged:

1

1

1

I'll eat eat......matter of fact can I get that super-sized?....and a shake?

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••