Could vegetarians eat a 'test tube' burger?
Saw this one on the Beeb website and thought it would have been worth having an article on the main Reg site, cos I'm sure it would have triggered a lot of comment (veggies vs carnivores, that sort of thing):
I like meat but I eat Quorn as well (though there is no substitute for bacon). The article pushes the idea that vegetarians should get behind the idea of meat grown in the lab from animal cells (even live samples), because it would encourage the rest of us to move over.
I bet it isn't that simple. For my part, I find something disturbing about the notion of eating meat grown from a live sample. After all, if it is OK because nothing had to die, then it must be OK to try out Human Burgers. But I'd probably give it a whirl.