Cook's Hideout: Meat without Murder

August 05, 2006

Meat without Murder

I read this article in the recent "Vegetarian times" magazine and wanted to share it with all of you. The article is about how modern technology that can 'produce the world's entire supply of meat without every killing a single animal'. The technique involves removing muscle cells from a live animal and then letting the cells divide in a giant petri dish - a vat that is kept at the same temperature as the animal's body. After a few weeks of growing, this synthetically made meat can be used as any other meat.

Vat-grown meat is said to be more safer and more healthful than today's meat. With tissue culture, scientists can reduce the high saturated fat content or even replace it with a healthier fat.

Will it sell?? is the million dollar question, since a lot of research is being done in making this synthetic meat (by scientists in Univ. of Maryland, Univ. of Utretcht in Holland and many more around the world). Some people argue that it will sell becaus we've already accepted plenty of bioengineered foods, such as wine, cheese and tofu. None of them are found in nature. But not sure how well this concept will be accepted by meat eaters.

I support the idea of muderless meat as it removes the suffering of billions of animals and still gives people the opportunity to eat what they want, minus the cruelty. As a life long vegetarian, I've tried and liked soy meat and chicken, but I would'nt want to eat synthetic meat myself.

I would like to know what all of you vegetarians and meat-eaters think about this man-made meat. Let me know.


  1. My God Pavani, that article was really something. What modern technology will come up with next is mind boggling. That articl was really very interesting.

  2. I am not sure about the technology myself....its not just the fact that meat is being produced synthetically but also the fact that it will be injected with god know what else to ensure it remains fresh, saleable etc.


    Vegetables are murder!


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