Dec 012009

With the news that meat might be grown without animals comes a lot of philosophical and practical questions (about the nature of life, feeding the growing population, how our relationship with “livestock” animals might change… Perhaps, after a little thought, you could write your own list of concerns…). The future continues to arrive too soon for us to readily assimilate. However, 30 years ago, the television drama Sapphire & Steel looked at the sort of future that such technology might lead to. If you’re too stingy to buy the DVDs, you can, for the time being at least, spend a few hours watching it on YouTube. You won’t, of course, but, as they say, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t grow it in a petri dish (yet).

  One Response to “Meta Meat”

  1. As a non meat eater not sure I really understand what this is, and it would seem potentially more complex and expensive to ‘grow’ meat than animals, but I’m no scientist…
    An easier solution would be to encourage people to try meat substitutes, which are less resource intensive to produce.
    Not moralistic, just practical.
    Call me old fashioned but I don’t like the idea of a ‘brave new world’ steak to go with my new world wine…

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