Mountainheart wrote:If the issue was really about feeding the global population then a solution already exists: Fusarium venenatum (Quorn)?
mmm...can you grow your own easily? I agree, this isn't an experiment to feed the world...world hunger isn't being caused by lack of ground round...and I think Duelist is right that it is probably pure science, just because, but if there is a market...
Where I live, and I'm sure it is the same all over, there are these regional "bargain" stores...step up from a dollar store, but not as swank as Walmart...and they sell everything from shoes to toys to groceries...all low cost stuff..and they sell frozen "meat lasagna" and "meat lovers" pizza, and canned stews and tubes of frozen hamburger, even these frozen steaks...I rank it slightly higher than dog food in quality....I can see some euphemistically named "meat twin" being used as the flesh ingredient in such food, sold to buyers who don't ask a lot of questions....hey, maybe even in pet food if it was absolutely the cheapest source of meat available, and not up to approved human consumption standards.
I think it will long be a badge of honour, though, for Mcdonald's and quality "meat lovers" pizza producers to say they use real, fear-seasoned flesh.