I was listening to an interview on Radio Five Live this morning about the scientists in Holland who are growing meat in the laboratory from stem cells and hope to cook their first quarter-pounder using it by October.
The person on the pro side of the debate, it is described as ‘cultured meat’ and ‘ethical meat’ while the bloke from the Vegetarian Society insisted on calling it ‘velcro meat’. (Because the fastening material is used to simulate exercise.)
I assume this was deliberate since ‘velcro’ sounds much less appealing than meat that is ‘cultured’ or ‘ethical’. At least it isn’t being called Frankenstein meat, not yet anyway.
Meanwhile, on the subject of artificial muscle, did anyone else find the outrage over post-bout brawl between boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora quite funny? It reminded me of President Merkin Muffley in Dr Strangelove: ‘Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room.’