- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WASHINGTON (Agence France-Presse) — Steaks out of a test tube? The animal-rights group PETA is putting up a million-dollar reward for anyone who can grow in-vitro meat that looks and tastes like the real thing by 2012.

“In-vitro meat production would use animal stem cells that would be placed in a medium to grow and reproduce. The result would mimic flesh and could be cooked and eaten,” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said in a statement.

The million-dollar reward will go to the participant who manages to put test-tube chicken into commercial production and successfully sells it in at least 10 U.S. states at a competitive price.

Teams of researchers around the world are already working on producing meat in a laboratory, but it will be several years before in-vitro meat makes it onto the dinner table.

The New York Times revealed Monday that the scheme almost triggered a civil war within the headquarters of the organization dedicated to fighting for animal rights. But PETA argued the move would help avoid unnecessary suffering.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide