biotech steaks without killing or harming animals? Re:...cell cultures

Eric Silber silber at orfeo.Eng.Sun.COM
Tue Feb 7 15:29:04 EST 1995


In article <93783.ashendel at aclcb.purdue.edu> <ashendel at aclcb.purdue.edu> writes:
>On 4 Feb 95 18:05:35 GMT, 
>Robert Kuhelj  <robert.kuhelj at ijs.si> wrote:

 ...  [text deleted:  interchange re: small scale cell culture for research ]...

 forgive this outsider's intrusion into a very specific group
 ( bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts ), but it is the closest thing I can find
 to the appropriate place to post this question:

 Is there any current research and/or biotech development which would
 make it possible to produce large quantities of cultured muscle-fibers ?
 The point of the question is whether now or in the near future
 biotech will make it possible to 'grow chicken breasts' (so to speak)
 so that some form of meat-like products can be marketed which are
 NOT derived from the abuse and/or killing of animals?

 If this is technically possible, and industrially feasible,
 it would seem that it could have major implications.





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