I realize most folks here like food that is produced in a natural wholesome way so this should really gross you out. A small very underfunded group of scientists is researching the growing of 'lab meat' Proteins, fats and other components would be combined with various extracts from the animal, to 'grow' meat in a lab. One of the scientists cheerfully admitted, that to work on he really needed a billion dollars and he didn't actually have a million dollars. He also admitted that there was a certain easily detectable 'yuck factor' involved with the whole idea. But he continued to stress how practical of an idea it is. After all, when you go on long explorations in outer space (presumably to find a substitute planet to replace the one we're busily wrecking) 'you can't take a cow with you in outer space'. I'm sorry but I just cannot get upset about this, not yet. I just get this image of a scientist saying, 'well we need a billion dollars...but...we actually don't have a million dollars'.... I also have this very unattractive picture of '2001, a Space Odyssy with Cows', and a very, very crowded instrument panel with a Keir Dullea sitting at the controls with four or five cows hanging over his shoulders, going, 'HAL, HAL, **** ** HAL, clean up these cowpies' 'I'm sorry, I can't do that, Dave'.