If it looks like a burger and smells like a burger, is it a burger?

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What would you say if I told you that pretty soon we could all have the option to eat meat that did not come from a living creature?

What would you say if I told you that animals no longer have to be killed for human beings to consume meat?I’m not a vegetarian myself but I do believe that every creature has the right to live its life in piece, and this is why when I heard about the “Lab Grown Meat” that’s being developed and researched I was kinda happy. Happy that perhaps a few years down the road people will not have to kill innocent animals for their meat. The only question I still had running through my mind is whether I would actually eat this “Lab Grown Meat” 🙂

On one hand, the meats we eat today are so processed and have hormones and chemicals in them that it wouldn’t make that much of a difference. On the other hand, how can we be sure that this “Lab Grown Meat” is not worse than the meat we’ve all come to know so far?

Hmmm…not sure about the answer to this but what I do know is that if there’s the slightest chance that I’d like this kind of new “Lab Grown Meat” and at the same time I could save the lives of animals by eating it – I would at least try it 🙂

What do you think? Would you try it? Would it even be considered Kosher? Take a look at this video taken from “The Guardian” and tell me what you think:

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2012/feb/21/lab-grown-burger-served-october-video


  1. GaumyBear - February 23, 2012

    If it looks like a burger & smells like a burger, it may not be a burger, especially if it was designed in a lab.

    Lab grown meat does not sound very appealing. 1. Labs are for research! 2. Labs don’t have fields, grass, and clean fresh air. 3. What would a burger look like before it was a burger in a Lab.

    The why I see it, if you can’t trace your burger back to living, breathing cow / bison / lamb / chicken / turkey then it should not be considered a burger.

  2. Maya Moscovich - February 23, 2012

    I’m not sure I agree completely. Even if labs are for research they are researching for a better living. If it’s researching food ingredients or if it’s researching diseases. The process meats are going through before they get to our plates are not necessarily ones that are better than the process this lab grown meat will go through. Of course, there are organic meats and fresh meats from the market BUT we do not have control over what the cow/ bison/ lamb/ chicken or turkey ate, right? and in most cases they ARE injected with hormones and eat crap 🙂 so how do we know if what we eat is indeed what we’re told we are eating? same with lab grown meats but then at least we know for sure we did not have to kill an animal to get our dinner. Again, maybe this lab grown meat will be really disgusting, but I don’t mind trying 🙂