One objection, from an animal welfare perspective, against in vitro meat, is the fact that current blood serum is used to feed tissue cultures. Blood serum is a popular growth medium, because it contains the substances needed to culture cells ex vivo.
Animal welfare activist Ben Davidow has written an excellent article on why we should support cultured meat from an animal welfare perspective. Davidow establishes that many animal welfare activists show little to no enthusiasm for in vitro meat, and in his article he refutes several common objections raised against cultured meat.
Here a video about how in vitro or cultured meat is produced.
We have posted several post on in vitro meat on this site. Here an overview. Space colonization and vegetarianism Space colonization and in vitro meat Could in vitro meat save the whales? In vitro leather In vitro blood? A proposal for the animal friendly production of eggs Google co-founder funds in vitro meat Algae and in … Continue reading In vitro meat articles
As the regular reader will know, we of Republic of Lagrangia are quite enthusiastic about in vitro meat. For non-regular readers, in-vitro meat is meat cultured outside the body of an animal, mostly in a lab. In order to do this, scientists have to collect stem cells from, for instance, a cow, which can be … Continue reading In vitro meat and cannibalism
Animal welfare is an important issue for Republic of Langrangia. How we treat our fellow living beings, is the litmus test of our humanity. One important issue is whaling. During the 20th century commercial whalers almost exterminated many whale species. Until in 1986 the International Whaling Commission put a moratorium on whaling. Since then there … Continue reading Could in vitro meat save the whales?
Today it was made public that Google co-founder Sergey Bergin has been the mystery backer of Dutch scientist Mark Post’s project to create the world first lab grown hamburger. On this blog we have discussed to importance of lab-grown or in vitro meat before. As we have discussed in another post: The main reason why … Continue reading Google co-founders funds in vitro meat
Since we do not have the time to do a full post do, we want to share with you the following fragment from The Colbert Report: World of Nahlej – Shmeat Though it’s a funny video, we only dislike the name “shmeat”. Instead we prefer the term viande à la culture.
According to Dutch rabbi Lody van de Kamp, in vitro meat is in line with the kashrut, the Jewish dietary laws. Earlier this week the first hamburger made of cultured meat was presented by the public, at this occasion is was announced that Google founder Sergey Brin was the chief sponsor of the project. Mr. … Continue reading Dutch rabbi declares in-vitro meat to be kosher
This post was originally posted on blogspot.com on January 19, 2012 Even since the time of Gerard K. O’Neill space colonist advocates are concerned on the issue of producing of meat in future space colonies. One of the main concerns is the conversion rate of meat. This means the amount of food which is needed … Continue reading Space colonization and invitro meat