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Old 02-22-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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What do you think of artificial beef?

I saw on tv last night, some researchers were going to clone beef. I saw that they had different people on there saying how they would and wouldn't eat man made beef. What do you think of the idea? what's next?
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Cloned beef is not artificial.... it is REAL beef....
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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A mechanical bull counts as "artificial beef".
A clone cow counts as "real beef".
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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If cloning does not result in real beef, can its waste still be called bullsh!t?
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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Not crazy about the cloned beef idea. I just wish I could get a decent cut of beef with some tasty fat inside it, and around the edges (like the old days when steak tasted so much better). Now the cows are bred to be lean, and any fat is trimmed off! (As if that's what the consumer wants?)
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I don't see cloning as much different than the selective breeding that has been going for generations. Just a much more efficient way of reproducing the actual animal with the desired characteristics.
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I saw on tv last night, some researchers were going to clone beef. I saw that they had different people on there saying how they would and wouldn't eat man made beef. What do you think of the idea? what's next?
Cloned beef is not 'artificial'. I would not hesitate in the least to eat it.

Do you realize that many of the vegetables you eat are (and always have been) cloned? It is a natural process for some plants.

http://reason.com/archives/2003/11/0...g-tasty-clones

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First, people already regularly eat lots of clones, that is, cloned fruits and vegetables. This includes most wine grapes, and all seedless grapes. Granny Smith, Red Delicious, and Gala apples are all clones, as are garlic and most blueberries. One might think that being genetically identical might actually enhance food safety since people have already eaten the clones' forbears without ill effects.
Bring on the clones!

At any rate, from what I've read, animal cloning is expensive and risky. The meat of clones is not something that is going to hit your butcher department. They may clone some bulls to provide more breeding stock with the qualities they want, but that would be about it.

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What do you call a cow with no legs?
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Another one, Jeopardy Style:

It is called "Lean Beef".

You supply the question.

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Beefsnake...I'd eat it.
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Another one, Jeopardy Style:

It is called "Lean Beef".

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Another one, Jeopardy Style:

It is called "Lean Beef".

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I think the phrase "Where's the Beef?" just sounds a whole lot better than "Where's the Cloned Beef?"
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