Monday, February 20, 2012

Meat Lovers Get Ready, Test Tube Burgers On Their Way!

If you're a meat lover (and maybe like to live life on the edge) you might want to pay close attention to this blog entry...

As if what they are currently doing to animals to get more meat and faster isn't enough, scientists (forever trying to play God) have decided they are going to create a patty (questionably hamburger) in a test tube. It's reported to be a long and expensive task, but after having an expected success with this first Franken-patty, they'll focus on optimizing the process.

Why are they playing with stuff like this? I'm so glad you asked! The powers that be want everyone to believe that there is a growing food shortage; to be specific a shortage of meat. They claim that there will be a massive demand for meat which the world won't be able to supply unless they use methods like cloning, growth hormones, and now this; creating synthetic meat. I say they're full of BS and here's why.

When you go to the grocery store and you look at food's expiration date, that is not the actual date the food item expires. That is the date that the store can no longer sell that product. Products are still good a few weeks to a few months (depending on the product and how it's kept) after that expiration date; even longer for organic foods. So what happens when stores don't sell by the expiration date? They remove the items from their stock and typically throw them away. This doesn't seem like a big deal but I'll put it in proper perspective in a moment.

What I just described is an example of what happens to one food item in a grocery store. So what happens when those food items number in the hundreds in thousands of grocery stores? Do you understand how major this can be? I should also mention when that expiration date or 'sell by' date is near the stores will mark down the products or start pulling them a week in advance. So imagine, the food one grocery store throws away in one day is enough to probably feed a portion of the hungry mouths in one city so imagine what all grocery stores, restaurants, etc., could do with GOOD food that they throw away daily. If every store in every city in every country did that the world would be less hungry. But unfortunately we live in a society and a world of greed, excess and waste. So instead of actually fixing the problem at its root, we fix symptoms which only mask the actual problem and eventually creates more complex problems.
"...an estimated 27 percent of the food available for consumption, according to a government study — and it happens at the supermarket, in restaurants and cafeterias and in your very own kitchen. It works out to about a pound of food every day for every American."source: nytimes.com
I think the answer is clear, we don't need to tamper with nature to produce more food for the world; first we need to stop being so wasteful and instead of throwing out perfectly good food just donate it to those in need. Let's use what would be a waste of good food and feed hungry mouths. Man needs to stop tampering with our food supply, LEAVE OUR FOOD ALONE!


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