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Friday, September 04, 2009

A steak without the bitter taste of moral pangs

Certainly the thought of a life with no pain would attract more than one person.

Scientists already know that humans can intellectually dissociate the sensation of pain from how much it bothers them. (that is how morphine works)
Lab experiments with mice have also suggested a way to disconnect that pain sensation without totally leaving animals vulnerable to a world of hurt.

Will the next step to breed animals "pain-free"?
And would this convince those with moral pangs, to eat more meat?

Another alternative for a cruelty-free burger may soon arise -- growing meat from cells in a lab. Scientists around the world have already managed the feat with varying degrees of success, although a commercially tasty and viable product remains a ways off.
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