In Vitro Meat

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Make Environmental Footprints Smaller by Investing in “Meat without Feet” With recent news in medicine being that The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine of 2010 was awarded to Robert G. Edwards, some believe that in vitro fertilization and stem cell research is reserved to humans. According to The Official Web Site of The Nobel Prize, Robert G. Edwards won the award due to his creation and advancements with in vitro fertilization, which now allows infertile couples to be able to conceive. This process creates roughly a hundred test-tube babies and the cells that go unused are generally later used for stem cell research (“The 2010”). Thoughts of stem cell research being reserved to only humans would be a wrong assumption. In vitro…show more content…
Meat grown in labs would never encounter diseases or harsh conditions that animals live in. Since the meat is grown in a lab, it never takes in unnecessary fats that its animal parent would have consumed. Needed nutrients and vitamins could be added to it to make it just as good as traditional meat, but why stop there when it can be taken even further. Fatty acids such as Omega 6 that cause high cholesterol, along with other health problems, could be replaced with Omega 3 –a healthy fat (“Cultured Meat”).
Some may think that cultured meat could possibly mutate and form a new disease. This is a relevant thought, except that scientists would constantly be watching over the growth of the meat. They could easily test the meat before distributing it. Whereas with traditional meat, it is not tested before being sent out to stores to be sold to the public. This is when there are outbreaks of disease in humans, such as the mad cow disease. These are diseases that could easily be prevented if the meat was simply tested for abnormalities, but is not. In vitro meat could be an end to all animal-born diseases. Scientists, or growers, of cultured meat would carefully monitor all stages of the meat being grown and control or stop any disease or mutation from ever forming.
By the year 2050, the projected growth for the need of livestock is expected to more than double from the year 2000. Area currently occupied by
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