In Vitro Meat

I thought I’d go on to another ethical hubbub that has gone on recently over the last 50 years apparently. It’s called in vitro meat. According to the people who think that it is beneficial, there are more problems with what goes into producing real meat than there are problems dealing with in vitro meat. I believe there are glaring problems with in vitro meat and they are so glaring that only a strong proponent of in vitro meat can actually ignore them.

How will in vitro meat impact our future health? For starters, in vitro meat will lower the fat content. For some, this isn’t so bad. But let’s look at the food pyramid for a minute.

Note that when it says “fats, oils, and sweets”, it’s talking about the bad kind of fats. The fats in meat aren’t bad for you. As a matter of fact, they help you grow muscle. If you’re a runner like myself, than you need your 2-3 servings of all natural meat so that you can grow muscles. If you lift weights, you might eat more to bulk up. But eating all those other different fats from potato chips and other things like that are not at all healthy for any body. I mean I eat chips sometimes but I really shouldn’t.

Like I mentioned before, natural meat has fats in it that are good for you. It’s practically a muscle you are eating. This muscle becomes your muscle when you utilize that muscle. Are we going to breed a new race of people that can’t move 40 lbs because it’s much too heavy for them or something? Get real, people. Think before you say that in vitro meat is a new revolution.

The Animal Population
Sometimes, you hear this rave about how in vitro meat is going to stop overpopulation. What they don’t tell you is that it really creates a problem about animal overpopulation. It seems that these in vitro meat advocates want to get rid of all humans just by creating more animals. While it might not be so bad to get rid of humans, the reality of the matter is that overpopulation is something that is simply contrary to Darwinian concepts. From an evolutionary standpoint, if there are no wolves feeding off the deer, eventually the deer will eat all the grass and then the deer will all starve to death. So the in vitro meat adherents seem not to be taking this into account.

A strong argument for in vitro meat is also a mark down for in vitro meat. According to some, in vitro meat will reduce pollution. Because now you don’t have methane from cow waste released into the air. Instead, what you have is several different instances of biohazards from dead bodies becoming the “new” pollution. I mean seriously, with the surplus in cows, you’re either going to have to feed them to keep them all alive or just let them die. Who’s going to start cleaning them off the streets? We already have problems with removing our own pets’ wastes from the streets.

Religious Values
What about animal sacrifice? Even if you introduce in vitro meats as the “new” meats, how are you going to refute religious values about meat? For instance, would people who only eat kosher allow in vitro meat to be served at the dinner table? Would people who devour natural meat feel like they are being pushed out of a culture? And if you are using it as the next step for “animal” rights, then are you going to stop people from sacrificing animals? Down goes another human right in place of the animal.

Needless to say, there will be black metal concerts. And where there are black metal concerts, there needs to be real meat and not fake in vitro meat. In reality, in vitro meat really doesn’t solve anything. There’s no “revolution”, there’s no “step forward”. If anything, I think the useless research on this is simply going to be a waste. We have canine teeth for a reason. We are by nature, omnivores.


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2 Responses to In Vitro Meat

  1. james jordan says:

    “For instance, would people who only eat kosher allow in vitro meat to be served at the dinner table?”

    Seems doubtful since one important thing is that the animal be dead. Here we have no animal, or do we? How do we know when this thing is dead?

  2. james jordan says:

    I’m referring to the prohibition of eating pieces of a live animal. If the meat is still growing in the lab, and they’ve only cut a piece off of it, is the part still growing a live animal?

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