Grow Your Own Meat

Scientists in Holland have successfully "grown" their own pork meat in a petri dish, say the Times Online here.

Cock-a-hoop over all the greenhouse gas emissions they are going to save, the Dutch boffins don't seem to considered that getting EU approval on that little baby as safe to eat could take millions of years judged on our prevarications over GM feed.

I can just hear the animal welfare lot: "meat grown under stringent clinical conditions in a petri dish has feelings too you know".

It's only a matter of time before they start growing it in Dr Who-shaped petri dishes with a nice nuggety coating already inside a Happy Meal box, with some Dalek-shaped fries, loads of salt and a bottle of E217 emulsifying tango. Delicious!