February 22, 2016

The Meat is Making Meat in the Laboratory

The Cultured Beef Process: "Muscle tissue is a key component. It is first harvested in a small and harmless procedure...."

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The process of making lab-grown meat isn’t exactly pleasant, but hey, neither is the inside of an abattoir. Here are the details, in the case of the burger. Scientists are already working on other animals, including chickens. Stem cells are taken from cow muscle tissue and then cultured with nutrients and chemicals to encourage them to grow and multiply. Three weeks later, you have over a million stem cells, which are then moved to dishes where they form small strips of muscle around a centimetre long. Layer them together, mix them with fat and add some colour and your meal is served.

"They''re made out of meat...."

"Omigod. So what does this meat have in mind?"

"First it wants to talk to us. Then I imagine it wants to explore the Universe, contact other sentiences, swap ideas and information. The usual."

"We're supposed to talk to meat."

"That's the idea. That's the message they're sending out by radio. 'Hello. Anyone out there. Anybody home.' That sort of thing."

"They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?"

"Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat." -- Made Out of Meat

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 22, 2016 9:18 PM
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Is there significance in the actors' not knowing how to smoke, I wonder? Or is that just further millennial ineptitude?

Posted by: Rob De Witt at February 22, 2016 10:28 PM


Posted by: ghostsniper at February 23, 2016 6:49 AM

Loved it.

Posted by: Bill Jones at February 23, 2016 7:12 PM