Om Nom!: Scientists Develop Lab-Grown Pork

December 3, 2009


PORK CHOP SANDWICHES! Test tube pork. Like babies, it's the way of the future (which, true story -- I was the first test-tube baby IN SPACE). And apparently scientists in the Netherlands are close to clenching PETA's $1 million prize for lab-grown meat.

The research team, funded by a major sausage maker and the Dutch government, used cells from a live pig to grow pork muscle tissue in a Petri dish. After extracting cells called myoblasts from the muscle of a live pig, the scientists then incubated the myoblasts in a nutrient solution, which allowed the cells to multiply and create muscle.

"We need to find ways of improving it by training it and stretching it, but we will get there," Post told reporters. "This product will be good for the environment and will reduce animal suffering. If it feels and tastes like meat, people will buy it."

.nd even the scientists had to admit to reporters that they don't know if their creation is flavorsome, because laboratory regulations forbid them from tasting anything they create.

What do you mean laboratory regulations forbid you from tasting anything? That's BUUUUULLSHIT. You made it, you deserve to eat it. Same goes for macaroni necklaces.

Scientists Create Lab-Grown Pork; Bacon Industry Unmoved [sphere]

Thanks to Nathan, who has his own brand of tube sausage if you're interested.

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