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    Default Sea Food Without The Sea: Will Lab-grown Fish Hook Consumers?

    Clare Leschin-Hoar
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    High-tech meat alternatives are grabbing a lot of headlines these days. Last month, the Impossible Burger marked a meatless milestone with its debut as a Burger King Whopper. Meanwhile, Lou Cooperhouse was in a San Diego office park quietly forging plans to disrupt another more fragmented and opaque sector of the food industry: seafood.
    His company, BlueNalu..., is racing to bring to market what's known as cell-based seafood..

    Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt...hook-consumers
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    Default Re: Sea Food Without The Sea: Will Lab-grown Fish Hook Consumers?

    I can see the multiple advantages, but color me skeptical; I don't envision myself putting a cell-grown fish fillet on my plate.
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    Before venturing into the seafood industry, they may want to get the "cancer causing" glyphosate herbicide out of the Impossible Burger. Test show the Impossible Burger had 11 times more glyphosate than the other meatless burgers on the market. If that were not bad enough, the Impossible Burger is made from GMO soy, which can damage various organs. Whatever happen to good old plain beef burgers???
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    Islander, if you lived for another 30 (?) years you may not have much choice! My son sailed around Australia some years ago, and they lived on fish, sprouted seeds and home-made bread. Those seas are now practically empty of fish.

    It doesn't appear to be genetically modified, more like cloning. People already eat spirulina, which is grown in a similar way. I'm sure there are others.
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    @Mr. Wizard: don't know why Americans are such committed beef eaters. Hamburgers seems to be the national food of choice, followed by beefsteak. Growing up in coastal NH, we had as much lamb, pork, poultry, seafood & specialty meats like sausage & liver as we did beef. If we stopped growing masses of soy and corn to fatten cattle and simply turned those thousands of acres back to grasses, we could grow & fatten/finish beef with almost no input. Can you even imagine?
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    @Juleanne: right now the Gulf of Maine fishery is thriving, although some species are gradually moving north, and despite the tariff on lobster. Of course all that could change in a heartbeat as climate change continues to accelerate — for now, seafood still appears to be relatively plentiful here and affordable as well. I have haddock, hake and chowder mix in my freezer right now, and lobster is on sale all this week at five or six dollars/lb.
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    My son and DIL used to have exchange students and teachers staying from various countries. One teacher from the US, don't remember which state, had never eaten lamb before. She was quite impressed with roast lamb! But it is wildly expensive these days, and I haven't eaten it for some time.

    Fish has become a luxury food in Oz - I can't believe those prices Islander! I can only afford frozen fish, which for some reason is cheaper. We get such good prices from exporting fish and seafood to Japan and other countries, the locals can't afford them.

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    Lamb is expensive in Australia? I always thought sheep breeding was your main industry. Why the high cost?
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    I wish I knew. I can't seem to find out why what was one of the cheapest meats is now ridiculously expensive. Years ago I could buy a half side of lamb, which included a roast, for around $2 a kilo (2.2lb). Could be like the seafood, we export a lot and get high prices, but I'm guessing.
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    Department of Redundancy Department: I eat only our local Senepol beef. The cattle eat only grass or whatever grows naturally. Nobody around here can afford to import corn, soybeans, or whatever rot gut stuff they feed the cattle in the US. Our beef is delicious and is cheap.

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    Wish our site had a "like" function for posts. You may have high vegetable import prices but you sure luck out on beef!
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