Now PETA has announced a $1 million prize to the “first person to come up with a method to produce commercially viable quantities of in vitro meat at competitive prices by 2012.”
An article in the New York Times said the idea is nearly causing a civil war within the organization. Some people feel that no one should eat meat, even if it comes from a test tube and no animal has been killed to create it.
What an odd dilemma! I wonder how they feel about people eating soy based products that have been aggressively manipulated to look and taste like meat. Is that wrong, too?
My kid is a vegetarian both on ethical grounds and because kid doesn’t like the taste of meat. So I guess even if someone succeeds, it won’t matter to kid.
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