There’s only one thing for certain: I’m not going to be the first one to take a bite of this stuff:
The animal rights group PETA is putting up a million dollar reward for anyone who by 2012 can grow in-vitro meat that looks and tastes like the real thing.
“In-vitro meat production would use animal stem cells that would be placed in a medium to grow and reproduce. The result would mimic flesh and could be cooked and eaten,” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said in a statement.
The million-dollar reward will go to the participant who manages by 2012 to put test-tube chicken into commercial production and successfully sell it in at least 10 US states at a competitive price.
Oh sure man, but who speaks for the in-vitro meat?
I’m going to take them up on the challenge. My company, “Sam & Ella’s ‘I can’t believe it’s not chicken’” is going home with this prize!
Frankly I think PETA’s a little behind the curve. Synthetic chicken? Already been done: