Well, this article talks about the pros and cons of such a hamburger coming out of the Netherlands. Admittedly, I didn’t think the article dove into either side all that much; it was a bit brief. In any event, I think most people would squirm at the idea of eating meat grown in a lab or any food, for that matter, if it was grown in a laboratory. I’m just going to do what the namesake of this blog is and muse on this…
- Everything has chemicals in it, so that shouldn’t be a nonstarter for people when they think “food and lab” or more generally, genetically modified food (GMO).
- I guess, we cringe at the thought of food grown in a lab, but why not food that came from a slaughterhouse? I mean, slaughterhouse; it even sounds more crude and the antithesis to what one would envision a lab as being: clean.
- Do most people even think or care where their food comes from? Would we see in the future taste testings like we did with Pepsi and Coke, where you’d have a hamburger from a lab and a hamburger from a slaughterhouse side-by-side and you taste for the difference?
- The article mentions what this could do for world hunger and what does it mean? Obviously, the price is outlandish right now, but wait for the market to bear it and the price will eventually come down to reasonable, if not outright cheap, presumably, as other competitors enter the market and so forth. I think it could be potentially revolutionary, if we get beyond “grown in a lab.”
All in all, I would not be opposed to trying it; it’s still food.