Poll: Would you like to try in vitro meat?
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View poll results: Would you like to try in vitro meat?
Yes
36 51%
No
9 13%
Unsure
10 14%
I refuse to eat any form of meat
0 0%
I don't eat real meat but I would try in vitro meat
5 7%
I don't eat real meat but I would not try in vitro meat for different reasons
0 0%
I don't eat real meat and I'm unsure
1 1%
Obligatory Joke Option
9 13%
Voters: 70.
#1
What's your opinion on lab-grown artificial meat? It doesn't exist yet, but it could in the near future. With real estate prices growing, it might eventually become more economically viable to sell artificial meat than to farm real animals.

If it existed, would you be interested in trying it?
If it tasted identical to real meat, would you continue eating it, or would you consider it wrong or unnatural?

Could a vegan eat in vitro meat? It's grown from cells and no animals had to suffer or be killed to produce it. Or would you just refuse because you find the idea of artificial meat disgusting?

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#2
I would try it yeah.

I would prefer to eat it because you dont have to kill animals for it.
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#3
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On topic, it would depend on how the meat is grown. I have no problem with modifying things we eat with science, but I doubt that lab-grown meat will be anything like real meat. Chances are, it'll just be big hunks of proteins and stuff, but without tasting like the real thing.
#4
If it tastes decent enough, I'll eat it.
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#5
Read that it is actually not like real meat more like tumors.
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#6
I'd try it, and if it was the same as natural meat in taste and nutrition, I'd eat the fuck out of it.
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#7
You make me an artificial meat that tastes just like KFC, and I'll stop eating real animals for life.
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I'd try it, and if it was the same as natural meat in taste and nutrition, I'd eat the fuck out of it.

+1


I don't see any ethical problems, by the way. 'Unnatural' is not an argument. You're sitting in front of a plastic box filled with electronics, having a conversation with people on the other side of the globe. Talk about unnatural.
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#12
I would definitely try it and if it tasted just as good I would probably only eat that since it would be the most humane way of acquiring the meat
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#13
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+1

I don't see any ethical problems, by the way. 'Unnatural' is not an argument. You're sitting in front of a plastic box filled with electronics, having a conversation with people on the other side of the globe. Talk about unnatural.

Some people might just find it disgusting, though, and use "unnatural" as an excuse.
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#14
^Yeah. But what are you trying to say? It's still not an argument. But synthetic meat is bound to produce some controversy, yeah.

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#15
Yeah.. I don't see it tasting any different. It'll be made of the same stuff.

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#16
if it tastes good ill eat it.

But I am a firm believer in the circle of life..so i would rather eat something that was once alive.
#17
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Some people might just find it disgusting, though, and use "unnatural" as an excuse.

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#18
No thanks. You can't replicate the subtle flavor of murder in a lab.
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#19
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^Yeah. But what are you trying to say? It's still not an argument. But synthetic meat is bound to produce some controversy, yeah.

Abortion, cloning, and stem cell research all cause controversy. "Unnatural" is an argument that seems to come up a lot.

I don't know their reasoning behind the argument, I'm just saying that some people might be reluctant to try it at first.
#20
I'd try it, and I'd eat it if it tasted the same and had the same texture.

But, I doubt they'd be able to do it accurately.
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#21
I'm vegetarian (by choice), but I'd try it. I wouldn't have any moral objections to eating it.
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#23
If it would be cheaper than normal ranching, it would be great to use to feed the homeless and the other hungry people. I'd give it a try, but I doubt it would be as good as normal meat.
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#24
I'm a vegetarian and I'd give it a shot, considering it wasn't killed.
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#25
Yeah sure, seems like a good alternative for the real thing. That is, if it tastes as good.

No animals would have to be killed for it, so why not? On the other hand, the idea of eating a.. well, tumor, isn't that nice. But I'd try it anyway
#27
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Some people might just find it disgusting, though, and use "unnatural" as an excuse.

That's not a bacon tree...


It's a HAMBUSH!


I love that joke! But no-one I know laughs at it, must be the way I tell it D:

I'd definitely try it. And if it's as good as proper meat and cheaper then I might very well eat it frequently.
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#28
I think I would try it. It can't taste any worse then real meat.
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#31
If it were safe, good, tested, whatever, yeah, I'd definately do it, for economical and political reasons.

However, I can see a LOT of people being against it.

It IS sort of creepy, really.
#33
I would probably try it. If real meat is better ill carry on eating real meat.
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#35
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#36
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You don't maim it first?


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#37
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You don't maim it first?


and you call yourself a carnivore.

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#39
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Ok, so two guys walk into a bar, one tells the bartender that he just got back from maiming a cow, the other says he killed a cow..The bartender says, we don't accept gays in Texas, and shoots the guy who maimed the cow.

Upon realizing that maim and kill are essentially the same thing, he repents in the lord of Jesus Christ at one of the local 20 christian churches in his town of 10,000 and all is forgiven.

He ends up leading a healthy life and was none the wiser that the man who maimed the cow, was in fact his son.


I hope you've realized what you're doing to me, Jackal. I really do.

So what you're telling me is Texans are stupid?
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