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    Ethics of creating meat in a laboratory

    Creating meat from stem cells in a lab is certainly an unusual process, but is it an unethical one?


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    By Science Correspondent

    8:00AM BST 01 Sep 2011




    Some vegetarians will leap at the opportunity to taste meat without the ideological problem of harming an animal, but others will be repulsed by the mere idea of eating another creature.

    The issue of man-made meat is a complex one, and although scientists are a long way from creating a product that can be sold in supermarkets, there are a number of arguments for and against.

    On the one hand, creating meat in a lab is more energy-efficient, less polluting and takes up less land than traditional farming, meaning it should have a positive effect on the climate and could help reduce global warming.

    But individuals who believe in a greener way of life may also believe in the benefits of natural organic food, presenting them with a conundrum.

    People who argue strongly for the advancement of science are more likely to support the idea of test tube burgers, but will they want to eat them?

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    While the food might ultimately come from the same source as a burger or sausage, the tissue created in the lab still lack the colour of fresh meat and has been described as "anaemic and unappetising".
    Here is the reaction from a selection of groups to the news that an artificial sausage could be created by Dutch researchers within six months:
    Last edited by ~Maliha~; 06-04-2012 at 02:03 PM.

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