Wednesday, April 23, 2008

PETA is proposing a million dollar prize for petri dish meat.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a million-dollar prize for the “first person to come up with a method to produce commercially viable quantities of in vitro meat at competitive prices by 2012.” “In vitro” and “test-tube grown” are not ideas one usually associates with meat. The meat-substitute niche is currently occupied largely by soy in all its miraculous if slightly disappointing forms.

The announcement has apparently caused strife in PETA’s offices, where workers are debating whether they might ever eat animal tissue that has never been part of an autonomous animal. They’ll have some time to decide. So far, only a small amount of meat tissue has been grown in petri dishes — and it remains to be seen whether consumers will ever like the idea.

No one will buy it. It is worse than any of the franken foods proposed by big agra. Someone explain how this is different from commercially raised veal except peta petri protein has no brain.

PETA is good at getting their name in the paper but I think most people just laugh at them.

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