The Terrapin Times

Monday, September 12, 2005

Brit Takes Issue With Petri Meat

In a September 11, 2005 column in The [UK] Observer, columnist Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall criticized the University of Maryland researchers who have discovered the possibility of creating "meat" in laboratories.

"These are short-sighted, power-crazed, intellectually degenerate, self-serving, morally empty imbeciles!," Whittingstall wrote. "They believe they hold in their hands the beginnings of a brave new world of cruelty-free meat. I don't think so."

He went on to say that such advances could "consign to oblivion 10,000 years of a relationship that has shaped civilisation - the contract of good husbandry between man and his domesticated livestock."

He also points to the logical problems with the discovery, such as the fact that scientiest can only create lumps of "meat," and are unabe to reproduce the cuts of steak or chicken breast that come from animals.

Read the entire column HERE.


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