Tissue Culture and Art project predicting the future c. 2003.
British media is reporting on a couple ways science is taking the weight off omni’s meaty consciences without taking the weight out of their meaty bellies. The Daily Mail ran a story last week on scientists “investigating ways to remove the stress and aggression gene from animals” to create what one prof calls “animal vegetables” with little to no intelligence or awareness of their surroundings and treatment on their way to becoming food.
And yesterday the Times featured a story on meat grown in Petri dishes, which scientists say would solve the ethical issues of eating animal flesh in terms of less harm to animals and the environment. I guess some people would rather pay $10,000 a kilo (not to mention all the additional cash necessary to pay for heart attacks, diabetes, etcetera) for Petri meat than pick up a package of the fake stuff for $9,995 less. Go figure.