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MISC.: Question for Vegetarians

Would you eat meat that was grown in a lab and did not come from a live animal that was subsequently killed to produce it? Why or why not?

This question comes with no judgment on my part. I am just curious and interested in the answer. I am not a vegetarian and I'm not sure how I feel about meat grown in a lab, or whether or not I would eat it.

I would also have to wonder if lab grown meats might not be just as bad for the animals they replace? What would we do with all of these domesticated animals we have been producing in ever growing numbers, and how would we control potential overpopulation of those species, if they no longer served a food-providing function?

It's a very curious subject. I feel like I'm going to have to read some more about this. I don't think it's merely a question of killing animals vs. not killing them. On the other hand, there are serious problems with the meat industry and maybe this is the only possible solution.

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