Lab-Grown Meats: The New Soylent Green?
There is a new trend in the works and
it is not for the faint of heart. This new trend is for those who like to push the envelope, for those who like to be on the cutting edge of what is new and different, and for those that want to push the Environmental Social Governance (ESG) agenda. This new trend is lab grown meats.
That's right, scientists have figured out how to grow meat in a laboratory
cultivated from cells rather than from the whole animal or individual organs. While this may sound like a great idea at first glance, there are some very real and concerning implications that come along with this new technology. Let's take a closer look.
What is Lab-Grown Meat?
Lab-grown meat is simply meat that has been cultivated from cells rather than from an animal's whole body or individual organs. Cells are taken from an animal and then cultured in a laboratory until they grow into muscle tissue. This muscle tissue is then used to create chicken nuggets, burgers, fish filets, etc...
The Dangers of
Lab-Grown Meats are created in a laboratory setting
There are several dangers associated with lab-grown meats. First and foremost, these meats are not natural, rather they are created in a laboratory setting from cells that have been taken from animals. There
is no way to know what kind of long-term effect these meats will have on our health. Will they be safe to eat? Only time will tell.
NOTE: Lab-Grown Meats are not currently regulated by the FDA yet, so we really don't know if they are safe for human consumption or not.
Traditional small farmers and homesteaders may be put out of business
Another danger of lab-grown meats is traditional small farmers and homesteaders may be put out of business. Once acceptance has reached critical mass, regulations may be put in place that forbid the raising of cows, pigs, fish, or chickens. This would have a
devastating effect on our food supply and could lead to mass starvation.
As we all know, small farmers and homesteaders are the backbone of our food supply. They provide us with fresh, healthy foods that are free from chemicals and pesticides. Without them, we would be at the mercy of the big agri-businesses who care more about profits (and virtue signaling) than they
do about our health. Small farmers and homesteaders are also more likely to use sustainable practices that protect our environment. So, please support small farmers and homesteaders now, before it's too late.
Lab-grown meat could be used to control the population
And finally, in a world where the government is increasingly controlling what we eat, it's important to be aware of all the potential dangers that come with new food technology. One such danger is the possibility that lab-grown meat could be used to control the population (think Soylent Green).
NOTE: Lab-grown meat may taste like chicken,
but it could have some dark consequences if it falls into the wrong hands.
So, what's your verdict?
Is lab grown beef, chicken, salmon, tuna the new Soylent Green, the wave of the future, or just another way for the government to control
us? Only you can decide whether or not you want to eat lab-grown meat. However, if you do decide to eat it, make sure you do your research so that you can make an informed decision.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!
meat is created by culturing cells in a laboratory until they grow into muscle tissue.
• The long-term effects of lab-grown meat on human health are unknown.
• Lab-grown meat may put traditional small farmers and homesteaders out of business.
• There is always the possibility that lab grown meats could be used to control the population in some way (think Soylent Green).