This story, as reposted on Yahoo! News for Reuters, talks about growing meat. That sound pretty standard, right? I mean, come on! Any hayseed who has read my blog can probably figure out that cows and chickens and pigs (oh my!) grow, sorta like people do, right? Birth, eat, shit, sleep, die; usually in that order.
But, friends, what if cattle ranchers and other meat producers could grow meat in a peatry dish instead of on the ass end of a cow? Well I for one think that's pretty freakin' cool. A buddy and I were talking about the prospects in store for a society raised entirely on fast food. I for one like BK's Shrimp Ceasar salad, but I know how good the Spicy Western BBQ $6 Burger at CJ's tastes. Wouldn't it be nice if them wiley science types could hook us junk food junkies with some low cal, low fat beefage to sate our fix? AND, just to ice that cake a little, the people who right now are paid NOT to grow food or raise cattle by the government for whatever reason can finally not worry about doing their jobs at all... Well, not really. There will always be some whackjob out there who won't be into GMO's (genitically modified organisms). There's a ban in the works on them dealies, you know? Yup, I see signs put up by farmers all across the North Bay Area who are pretty pissed off about their elected officials trying to stop them from growing bug and weather resistant food for them. Ah well. I'm a techie... What do I know, right?