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    Lab grown burger eaten in London

    BBC News - World's first lab-grown burger is eaten in London

    I could have sworn I read a while back that Heston Blumenthal was going to be cooking it.

    What do people think of this? Long term aim is to cut down greenhouse gasses created by live stock. Also, it could be classed as ethically acceptable by vegetarians as it does not require the slaughtering of cows to produce. I guess the taste is key here. Does it taste like a proper beef burger?

    Would you eat a burger that had been grown in a lab?

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    No reason to be vegetarian now.

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    Yup. I'd give it a go. I'm all for the ethical option!!

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    Would you eat a burger that had been grown in a lab?
    I've eaten some burgers that taste like they have been created in labs!

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    Yum! Feed me I say!

    If the taste/texture is fine I see no reason why not

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    No reason to be vegetarian now.
    Some people are vegetarian because they don't like meat. Arguably, that is the only reasonable reason to be a vegetarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    Some people are vegetarian because they don't like meat. Arguably, that is the only reasonable reason to be a vegetarian.
    Let's not drag this into an argument about which reasons for being veggie are reasonable or not, such statements are silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Let's not drag this into an argument about which reasons for being veggie are reasonable or not, such statements are silly.
    yes lets
    I think for environmental reasons is acceptable along with not liking meat. It's those that don't eat meat because they like the furry animals who make me puke.

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    I prefer the slightly bloody/fatty, made from dead live stock, burgers I already enjoy thanks.

    I do see some potential in this though, and can see a future 'super food' where they are packed with who knows what compared to the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Let's not drag this into an argument about which reasons for being veggie are reasonable or not, such statements are silly.
    It's not "dragging it into an argument", thank you very much it is quite reasonable discussion relating to the topic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    What do people think of this? Long term aim is to cut down greenhouse gasses created by live stock. Also, it could be classed as ethically acceptable by vegetarians as it does not require the slaughtering of cows to produce.
    Do feel free to ignore it if you don't like it. Saying such statements are silly, is silly.
    Last edited by pcstru; 5th August 2013 at 02:02 PM.

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    For someone who has an opinion on everything, he sure likes to make it a point for others not to voice theirs.

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    Couldn't care less about 'greenhouse gasses' by livestock, I'll stick with real meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    It's not "dragging it into an argument", thank you very much it is quite reasonable discussion relating to the topic. Do feel free to ignore it if you don't like it. Saying such statements are silly, is silly.
    Sorry, but saying that the only reasonable reason to be vegetarian is down to not liking meat is completely silly. Many people have ethical concerns about their meat source. Many people have health issues. Many people don't like the environment being ruined by factory farming. Another reason - cost; meat is expensive. There are other reasons too.

    I'm not saying any of those are valid or invalid. I'm saying that stating there is only one reasonable reason to be vegetarian, which implies all the others aren't reasonable, is silly.

    In fact, let's use the language I should have used regarding that statement - its a moronic statement.

    You're totally entitled to your opinion on vegetarians and the reasons for being vegetarian, but to claim the reasons people are vegetarian are 'unreasonable' is not itself reasonable.

    Not to mention, it is off topic - stating that some people's reasons for being veggie are unreasonable isn't addressing the topic at all - it's tangential to the subject which is whether it would appease the ethical concerns of those who have ethical concerns about meat eating.
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    Sure, I'd try it. Why not? We've been eating McDonalds for years. The lab-grown burger probably contains more meat than their whole menu put together.

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