Unborn cloned meat products
Independent food tips by Donald K. Burleson
meats: The revolution in flesh cloning
We all know how stem cell research has allowed scientists
to replicate human organs, like a real human ear, cloned from a single cell a
host rat at MIT. Scientists are now working to clone many human organs,
using rats as hosts, and the formal name for this exciting new technology is
biomaterial-based tissue engineering (BTE):
Biomaterial tissue engineering is used to make cloned
Aside from helping those who need transplants, BTE has huge possibilities for
feeding a hungry world, making cloned meat foods in a laboratory. Imagine
the possibilities for fine
dining, with almost unimaginable ways to feed hippies, Vegans, Vegetarians and meat-hungry
Cloned meat in a Petri dish
Just last month scientists announced the successful
laboratory creation of real muscle tissue, and
created real pork in a Petri dish.
This is not artificial pork, its real pork, made without killing any
animals. Imagine the possibilities for new
But how will the American public react to a cloned
steak? Consumers have no trouble eating baby animals and even
unborn fetal foods like eggs, but what about a meat food that never
Let's take a closer look at this new beakthrough.
Serving extinct meat products
Scientists have saved viable
muscle tissue samples from wooly mammoths and Dodo birds, and it's not a stretch of see
new meat products made from extinct animals being served in a restaurant near
you by 2015. I'll bet a Woolly Mammoth steak will be mighty tasty.
This could be the start of a multi-billion dollar industry
as hippies and vegetarians start drooling at the prospect of guilt-free bacon and
sausage. But why is guilt-free meat
Is it OK because the meat
was never born, or because the meat was never alive?
If cloned meat is OK for hippie vegans, then what about
unborn meats? What is the exact nature of the objections to eating
animals? Let's take a closer look.
Eating embryonic meats - no fetus can beat us
Any honest carnivore will tell you that they love baby
animals, and society has no objections to serving-up newborn critters. I
enjoy calves liver and onions, lamb and milk-fed veal. Some people
love newborn octopus, quite tasty:
Baby Lamb Chops
Janet and I love milk-fed veal, but we stopped eating it to
protest the cruel torture that the baby calves must endure. But what about
unborn foods? Anybody who has ever eaten a hard-boiled egg has eaten a
zygote, and there are many cultures that enjoy eating the unborn meats.
In the world of animals, almost all new moms chow-down on their placentas, a
mechanism to prevent predators from smelling the fresh blood, it's called
placentophagy, and it's all natural, just like these human examples of fetus
Mexico - After having a baby,
some Mexicans have a party where they serve-up a steaming stew made with
Mom's afterbirth. Some foreigners will eat anything and here is a
recipe for human
Philippines - Filipino folks love
Balut, the delicious duck embryo's, served almost ready to hatch.
No fetus can beat us - Some cultures say that unborn
foods are delicious
And there are hoaxes too, like this one where some sicko took a plastic
baby doll and started an internet hoax that it was fashionable in China for
eat human aborted fetuses
This hoax illustrates squeamish Americans are about "unnatural" meats, so
the jury is still out whether or not Americans will embrace this new idea of
Will bioengineered meat catch on?
Assuming the the bioengineers will be able to create real meat with the
same flavor and texture of real meat, there will still be the issue of
"marbling", the intermixing of muscle cells with fat cells, the hallmark of
a fine steak.
I don't expect that the bioengineered cloned meat
products will really come out by 2015 as predicted, but I do predict that if
they are ever successful in making it more economically than raising live
animals, it will be the start of a multibillion dollar a year market.