The Future of Meat

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The Future of Meat

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:37 pm

What’s the idea behind Modern Meadow?

The company was founded to expand the ideas from biomedical tissue engineering: if we can grow skin, can we make leather? If we can grow muscle, can we make meat? We’ve now done so—and are working with chefs and leather artisans to perfect our materials. We’re a materials company, and our near-term focus is on leather. You want to make sure we have high quality and have achieved the right kind of material, and then develop a process that can scale.
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/53 ... rows-meat/

I would totally wear an engineered leather jacket while slicing into a perfectly marbled engineered ribeye.
I have to ask. Could I take a few muscle cells out of my arm, and …

Ah, the Hannibal Lecter question. Could we do it? Of course it could be done. But we take bioethics seriously, and it’s not something we would do. We’re trying to make the idea of meat breweries become normal and appealing. That’s probably not the best way to do it.
A wise business decision. But keep the niche markets in mind.

http://modernmeadow.com/

I imagine Peta is cool with this. Greenpeace will await their master's direction.

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Re: The Future of Meat

Post by whitefork » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:48 pm

I can haz branze?
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Re: The Future of Meat

Post by sparks » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:12 pm

Way more expensive than growing it the old fashioned way, isn't it?
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Re: The Future of Meat

Post by DrMatt » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:31 pm

The future of meat is that all bacon will be the intellectual property of Monsanto and will have tofu genes spliced right in it.
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Re: The Future of Meat

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:44 pm

DrMatt wrote:The future of meat is that all bacon will be the intellectual property of Monsanto and will have tofu genes spliced right in it.
That's backwards.

Monsanto does soybeans not pigs. :P
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Re: The Future of Meat

Post by DrMatt » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:18 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
DrMatt wrote:The future of meat is that all bacon will be the intellectual property of Monsanto and will have tofu genes spliced right in it.
That's backwards.

Monsanto does soybeans not pigs. :P
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:25 pm

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Re: The Future of Meat

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:48 am

sparks wrote:Way more expensive than growing it the old fashioned way, isn't it?
I'm sure it is. That will be the problem for the foreseeable future.
We’re doing private tastings but are still are refining the recipe and developing ways to scale production. We have to think about whether this is the project we take to market. We hope steak chips will be available commercially within five years, and eventually competitive with high-end snack foods like kale chips, but it depends on regulatory process and scaling the manufacturing. We’ve been told they taste a little like beef jerky, but crunchy.
There's all kinds of nifty stuff (or stuff that sounds nifty) that's been invented but never makes it to the mass market because of that little problem. Diesel from algae, plastic from the air . . . So much gee-whiz stuff I've read about in the last couple decades that I have yet to see in any kind of meaningful way.
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