Too many hungry mouths to feed and not enough critters to go round, the balance of life is getting pushed on it’s keester. Even with the advancing technology of genetically modified seed corn, revolutionary irrigation systems and soil preparations for maximum yield, folks still want meat and meat comes from those pesky animals that overheat the earth with their methane burps, what a conundrum.
Environmentalists want to start growing our meat in test tubes to cut down on global warming caused by cows and pigs. Others want to prevent the slaughter of animals.
The first ‘test-tube’ hamburger is only a year away, scientists claim.
They believe the product, beef mince grown from stem cells, could pave the way for eating meat without animals being slaughtered.
The Dutch scientists predict that over the next few decades the world’s population will increase so quickly that there will not be enough livestock to feed everyone.
What immediately comes to mind is that scene in “The Matrix” where the only thing left to eat is that runny amino acid paste that if you think real hard you can delude yourself into thinking it is cream of wheat. I would like to avoid this eventuality if at all possible.
One of my favorite books of all time, passed down to my son, was Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. A group of civil war soldiers escape a prison camp in a hot air balloon but lose control of the craft and drift for days, out into the pacific and ultimately crash land on a tropical island. This island is the working experiment of one Captain Nemo who through his scientific studies has created animals that grow several times what is normal. Jules Verne was a visionary, but with seed manipulation by companies like Monsanto, seeds that will produce higher yield, more nutritious and immune from fungus and insect infestation, we are closer to this vision then ever.
Here’s a hint, when dining over at Kimpost’s, just go with the appetizers.