Monday, 20 February 2012


I’m sorry about this post, but it’s not the sort of thing I could just ignore. When I read it this morning, all I could think was “Why…for goodness sake, WHY...??”

You might want to eat your dinner before you have a look at this link. It really shouldn't be read on an empty stomach!

The gist of it is that some idiot scientist has managed to produce ‘synthetic meat’ in a lab. He seems to think that this is a more sustainable way of producing meat and may eventually help solve the problem of providing enough food for a rising world population.

Obviously, we all know that meat production is a very inefficient way of producing food, so why didn’t he just suggest that people stop eating meat and change to a more grain and vegetable based diet? Too difficult for him, huh?

“Professor Post's group at Maastricht University in the Netherlands has grown small pieces of muscle about 2cm long, 1cm wide and about a mm thick.
They are off-white and resemble strips of calamari in appearance. These strips will be mixed with blood and artificially grown fat to produce a hamburger by the autumn.”

Hell’s Bells! Now doesn’t that sound delicious...?!

I’ll tell you what, Professor Post; you eat your lab-grown, synthetic meat hamburger and I’ll just have a tofu, cashew nut and vegetable stir-fry, if it's all the same to you, thanks.

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