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Aug 5, 2013 04:25 PM

Wait, so you're telling me "lab-grown beef" is not GMO?

From an article in the WSJ, titled "Scientists Cook Up Lab-Grown Beef," the piece ends with this:


Lab-grown beef isn't considered a genetically modified food because the cells in the meat are derived from the same stem cells that grow into muscle cells in cows. Dr. Post said such meat should be as safe as regular beef but that it would take years to know the effect on humans.

Well, if they say so.

Read it all here:

Side question: will vegetarians eat this?

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    1. In another life perhaps, but not this one.

      I'll pass, thank you.

      1. In view of the fact I'm a product of genetic modification, I have determined with certainty this is bad news. My body has been going to hell as I've aged.

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        1. re: Ray2

          I think that is a universal tautology.

        2. there was a short piece about it on NPR this afternoon --


          1. It is disgusting. Who knows what side effects this so called meat will have? There has to be a better way to feed the masses as that is the intent of the study.

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            1. re: Ruthie789

              FDA already approved AquaAdvantage salmon.. i liked the idea of enviropig but they ran out of funding

              Id eat it for sure

                1. re: kpaxonite

                  I would also. Why wouldn't I? And it's not "so called meat." It's beef.

                2. re: Ruthie789

                  Insect, grub and worm farming are a much more efficient source of protein than beef production.

                  1. re: Pookipichu

                    I know but it's a hard sell for Supper.

                    " Pass your Father the grubs, dear. "

                    " No dear, those are the worms. He'd like the grubs, "

                    1. re: SWISSAIRE

                      Well havent people been saying "this is good grub for ages?"

                      we just need the right marketing

                      1. re: girloftheworld

                        Insects, grubs and worms can be really delicious. I've never understood the arbitrary decisions on what is "ok" vs. gross. Chickens, rabbits, ducks, cows and pigs can be just as cute and cuddly as dogs or cats. Insects are no stranger than lobsters, crabs or shrimp. People have been slurping noodles that look like worms for hundreds of years.

                        1. re: Pookipichu

                          it is all the preperation... I personally can not eat fish when it still looks like a fish...because I think fish a is a wierd thing I have... lobsters, crawfish, shrimp, grubs( if dead) ok... I dont like the idea of eating anything that may crawl back out..I think most people in the USA have only seen grubs and insect type foods presented at their worst for shock value on reality tv or via Andrew Zimmeman and not really been presented them as a protine alternitive.

                          1. re: Pookipichu

                            Having eaten silkworm pupae and grasshoppers, I'm not a fan of the crunch. I'm also not a fan of softshell crab. although I love crab (and lobster, and other insect-like critters once the meat is removed from the exoskeleton).