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  1. #1 GM meat resambling vegeteables 
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    Does anybody know if it is possible to create geneticaly modified or created by
    selection vegetables which would be very similar to animal's meat in it's composition?I know that some vegetables contain all necessary for humans aminoacids,although problem is that there is not enough aminoacids and proteins by persentage to weight.
    In this case there would be no need for growing animals and all associated problems such as deseases, etc.


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    No worries, you are not limited to eating just one vegetable in a meat-free diet.

    witticism aside: would you eat something known as meatroot, meatleaf, or meatberry?

    excuse my lack of anything helpful to say on the subject


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    Right now there is no need to "grow" animals for food. There hasn't been for quite some time. The problem is people like meat to much and are to lazy to educate themselves on the whole issue at hand. Or just plain turn there back on it... because people like meat and don't want to stop eating it. What your suggesting almost sounds like "in vitro meat" or artificially grown meat. basically they grow a huge a$$ steak in a lab with no animal inefficiency needed and slab it on your plate. Straight up meat no animal by product.
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    you can grow muscle tissue in a petri dish. It isn't very difficult.

    That is, it isn't very difficult unless you want to grow a huge slab of muscle for little money.
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    Nutritional Yeast is a good alternative to meat. It has gluten free carbs -- including fiber -- and very little fat; plus a pile of vitamins and minerals.

    As far as meat goes, indeed, people are not only addicted to it; but they don't know how to cook, and meat is tasty whether it's cooked good. Now that I think of it, I've never met a vegetarian that wasn't a hobby chef.
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    Pssh I like meat and I'm not gonna give it up. I've eaten everything from kangaroo to seals, and I won't stop until I've eaten every mammal on Earth!!!!

    Except maybe rats cause they're gross.

    Also, I disagree that meat taste good even if it is cooked poorly. Anyone who has ever had contact with high end cuisine knows this is false. There is a difference between just eating a roast duck and eating a roast duck stuffed with foie gras and served on a bed of sauteed mushrooms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusclayman
    Now that I think of it, I've never met a vegetarian that wasn't a hobby chef.
    Very good point. The "Vegetarian!" Group on facebook is full of people giving away recipes they thought of themselves, and people for asking for (generally complicated) recipes. I'm a vegetarian, and often end up cooking for my whole family, because they're too lazy and because I'm an adequate chef.
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    "Also, I disagree that meat taste good even if it is cooked poorly. Anyone who has ever had contact with high end cuisine knows this is false. There is a difference between just eating a roast duck and eating a roast duck stuffed with foie gras and served on a bed of sauteed mushrooms."

    Do you think the majority of people have had contact with high end cuisine?

    there is a difference between eating meat and eating meat and veggies. We need and thus enjoy a variety of foods. but if you had a choice between slightly burnt duck and immaculate foie gras(whatever that is?)... I'm pretty sure the duck will win in a double blind taste test, no?
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    foie gras is a goose-liver product, so that's not really a fair test.

    What marcus is getting at, is would you meat-eaters prefer a hastily prepared roast meat, with the skin slightly burned for instance, or an immaculately prepared vegetable dish? Most people would take the meat, even though it is more simply prepared and not necessarily more nutritious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514
    Does anybody know if it is possible to create geneticaly modified or created by
    selection vegetables which would be very similar to animal's meat in it's composition?
    Tofu. Historically, it popularized as a meat substitute. You can even give it "skin". Today we have tofu-dogs and whatnot.
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