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Old 10-26-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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Would you return to eating meat if all the overtones of animal cruelty were removed from the process of producing meat? If we could grow animal flesh in a nutrient tank (a la sci-fi tech), so that there was never a live animal involved, would you return to eating meat?

This is a question for those of you who don't eat animal products due to moral opinions, not those of you who refuse it on health grounds.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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I eat meat and wouldn't want to eat any if it came from nutrient tank.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:27 PM
 
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I eat meat and wouldn't want to eat any if it came from nutrient tank.
Yeah, I think I'm may just have to go veg if my only option was hydroponic beef.

I'm trying to imagine what texture meat would have without directional muscle fibers, connective tissue, fat cells and blood vessels... Just dry-heaved a little...
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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Yeah, I think I'm may just have to go veg if my only option was hydroponic beef.

I'm trying to imagine what texture meat would have without directional muscle fibers, connective tissue, fat cells and blood vessels... Just dry-heaved a little...
We're already using our imagination simply by the question being asked, so for the sake of argument let's all just pretend it looks, tastes, and feels like meat from a slaughtered critter.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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Would you return to eating meat if all the overtones of animal cruelty were removed from the process of producing meat? If we could grow animal flesh in a nutrient tank (a la sci-fi tech), so that there was never a live animal involved, would you return to eating meat?

This is a question for those of you who don't eat animal products due to moral opinions, not those of you who refuse it on health grounds.
If your effectively asking would I eat meat if no animals were killed, hurt or involved in theory then yes.

What your suggesting sounds kind like quorn.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:42 AM
 
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My wife is a vegetarian for 'moral' reasons. Her reason does not have anything to do with killing animals per se, but instead it is based on the efficiency of land use. Animals take up a lot more resources to raise than plants, and she feels that eating meat is irresponsible in a world with scarcity caused malnutrition.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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My wife is a vegetarian for 'moral' reasons. Her reason does not have anything to do with killing animals per se, but instead it is based on the efficiency of land use. Animals take up a lot more resources to raise than plants, and she feels that eating meat is irresponsible in a world with scarcity caused malnutrition.
I think that position may be vulnerable to an analysis of how many calories per year can be created per 100 acres on the hoof as opposed to off the stalk. I'm going to have to look into that and I'll get back to you...
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:05 AM
 
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I'm trying to imagine what texture meat would have without directional muscle fibers, connective tissue, fat cells and blood vessels... Just dry-heaved a little...

AAAACK!!!

I'm what I guess is a flexitarian, left to fish and chicken when I start to fade in the anemic sense of the word. Although red meat would probably be better than the bean/rice combo for a stable protein, sometimes I lapse to fish or chicken to be able to have a little 'boost.' But 85%+ of my meals both at home and at restaurants are veggies only, barring that 15% need to keep from falling face down. And it's entirely brain/images/cruelty driven.

And that disgusting description, which has coursed through my head while eating meat many long years ago, helps me stay clear of meat. Although I do feel these pangs now and then which are almost carnal like I want to run out and chew on a burger. I think that's the low iron count talking though.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:13 AM
 
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My wife is a vegetarian for 'moral' reasons. Her reason does not have anything to do with killing animals per se, but instead it is based on the efficiency of land use. Animals take up a lot more resources to raise than plants, and she feels that eating meat is irresponsible in a world with scarcity caused malnutrition.
Impossible to find any meaningful average of course, but assuming 2 acres to graze a cow, 600 lbs. of useable meat from a market ready steer, an average of 1280 calories per pound of meat, 180 bushels of corn per acre and about 7300 btu's per bushel, you can produce roughly three times more calories with with corn on the same acreage.

Not really that meaningful, but I retract my statement under the conditions listed above.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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What your suggesting sounds kind like quorn.
No, it's not. I'm talking about real meat, not a fake vegetable substitute.
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