Why “Schmeat” could be for dinner, and other experiments in lab-created food.
Beyond the known unknowns of GMOs and cloned beef lie the impending
horrors of “schmeat” – a lab-grown in vitro “meat” product, as well as
the advent of 3-D printed food. And I thought we already didn’t know
what our food was made of.
Readied for eating after years in the making, the advocates of “schmeat” have dubbed it the ‘ethical’ way to eat meat,
because it doesn’t involve slaughtering cattle. What it does involve is
scraping neck-cells from cows and replicating them thousands of times
in a petri dish. Yum! Just like God intended.
And 3-D printed food? Some scientists believe that food goo can be mass printed into edible blocks
of edible sustenance and finally ‘feed the world.’ Just what the 3rd
world has been begging for – unidentifiable nutrient blocks that kids
can play with as they learn to spell acronyms like IMF, WTO, GMO, AGRA,
GATT, GAVI, UN, USAID, WB and more. I guess beggars can’t be choosers.