Ok, folks, let's make us some meat! :D
From the website Green Blorge:
"Cocoon, the fish and meat maker by Rickard Hederstierna from Lund Institute of Technology, has been selected as the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2009 competition. The announcement for the winner was made on September 24, at 100% Design London..
Similar to heating popcorn in a microwave, Cocoon prepares genetically engineered and pre-packaged meat and fish dishes by heating muscle cells identified by radio frequency identification (RFID) signals. The signals detect the specific dish and then suggest the required cooking time. This process uses science to create food…
Apparently the genetically modified prepackaged food, can be “grown” in the cocoon during cooking, like microwave popcorn. The process isn’t like the food generators on Star Trek. It doesn’t create food out of thin air, nor will it clone food from natural fish and meat sources. If it isn’t the genetically modified meat or fish, you can’t grow it." --
Oy! Somebody pass me some fish molecules and fire up the replicator! lol!
Anyway, I know that this is a great biological, technological marvel and an omen of what's to come in the future, but seriously, how do you feel about eating technologically replicated meat? Heck, in a way, it's not that far of a stretch given some of the processed crap we already eat, right?
I, personally, am on the fence about it. I just really feel a whole lot better knowing that my sushi was swimming around freely and hanging out with other fish of the sea before it ended up on my plate!
What's your take on this? (Vegans, save the sermon. We already know your shpiel!) ;) Carnivores, what say you?