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periol wrote

I was an ethical vegan for a few years but love dairy a bit too much so now I'm only a vegetarian, and I would definitely eat ethically-grown lab meat if it tasted alright. Wouldn't be foundational in my diet or anything though.

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_ziq_ wrote

How about lab grown plant protein? Our bodies are much more adept at digesting plant proteins than animals proteins.

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theblackcat wrote

I'm a vegan and I personally wouldn't want to eat anything grown in a test tube when I can just eat rice and beans.

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tnstaec wrote

Neither. I'm vegetarian. I find most meat aesthetically unpleasing and unpalatable. Even some mock meats are unappetizing. So I'll steer clear of those if they finally figure them out.

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_________deleted wrote

I'd ask myself what resources went into creating the lab grown meat, and if they exceed the resources that went into growing vegetables/grains/fruit.

Most likely the answer will be 'yes, by far'.

So then I'll decline.

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periol wrote

Agreed, much of my willingness to eat it depends on it not being a resource-intensive process.

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OniLinkPlus wrote (edited )

Carnist, I have objections to vegan diets on basis of cost (it's far too expensive in the US so I cannot afford it, plus I feel a lot of the arguments for eating vegan come across as classist by ignore this? I'd love to eat ethically but I prefer to not starve, I like to think that doesn't make me evil).

If lab grown meat becomes affordable and available to me, I would switch entirely to lab grown for my meat source.

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_deleted____ wrote

Are beans and lentils and rice more expensive than meat where you live?

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OniLinkPlus wrote

I was under the impression that beans and lentils do not provide a sufficient source of bioavailable essential amino acids, and are therefore not a recommended alternative to many meats which do provide those essential amino acids? Do you have a source saying they are a sufficient alternative? My google-fu is pathetic and I can't find anything :(

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OniLinkPlus wrote (edited )

Ok, I get the concept now. I personally have special needs so this might be a bit harder (I have some interesting sensory quirks with my digestive system among other things), but I'll see if I can find myself a diet that at the very minimum highly reduces my meat intake. Even if I end up unable to eliminate my meat intake, minimizing my footprint has to count for something I'd think.

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sudo wrote

I would be a vegan, if I had full control over my diet. The only food I can afford to eat contains animal products. I'd eat lab-grown meat.

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hotcool wrote

Vegan and very much looking forward to eating an Impossible Burger: https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/i-ate-much-hyped-meatless-impossible-burger-and-it-was-good

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Enkara wrote

Nah I don't see the point, it's not particularly tasty.

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WhereIsMyFreeStuff wrote

Vegan for a bit over a year now, grew up vegetarian before that. I don't think I'll ever eat meat, even if its lab grown. The idea of eating body parts, even if they aren't cut from a body, is pretty repulsive to me. I can appreciate it as a murder-free alternative for people who feel differently about that though.

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emmaloldman wrote (edited )

I'm a vegan and, like others here, I don't have any desire to emulate meat in any way. All nutrients required for a healthy diet can be provided by plants. Also, part of being an ethical vegan is eschewing the idea of consuming animal products. Even if it's grown in a lab, it still kinda perpetuates the notion that flesh is food.

Edit: Also, if there's anything less natural than drinking another species' milk, it's eating lab-grown meat lol.

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anyan25 wrote

I'm a vegan, and I wouldn't eat lab grown meat simply because I find my body digests plant based foods significantly better than meat. I am a vegan because I feel it reduces my overall carbon footprint and also because its the diet my body responds to the best.

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5yws4575thyw45y wrote

Keto, loving it. Eating lots of meat AND veggies. Don't care if animals have to die for my food. Yes, I would eat lab grown meat if of satisfactory quality. If anything annoys me, it's the vegan lobby, as I live in constant fear of rising prices of meat thanks to their activism. Not buying into the "it's healthier" story. 50 years ago they said sat fats are bad for you to sell vegetable oil, and now they're re-inventing the wheel with "whoops.. you NEED sat fats".

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jadedctrl wrote

I'm a pescatarian-- I don't eat meat (and avoid dairy whenever possible) because it's just really shit for the environment for everyone to be eating it. :/
Overfishing can be pretty bad, too, so I try to only eat fish from fish farms (which are, AFAIK, pretty OK).
I would totally eat lab-grown meat if it was sustainable, but I probably wouldn't eat it often. I think regular meat tastes like shit, anyway, jajaja.

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Izzat wrote

Now that I'm a vegan, I find the mere thought of eating animal flesh disgusting. Lab-produced "meat" sounds dreadful, too.

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000 wrote

I'm vegan and would not eat it. I assume it has the same negative health benefits as 'regular' meat. Plus its gross as fuck! BUT I'd rather carnists eat that and leave animals the fuck alone.

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dogGirl6666 wrote

I'm willing to be an insectivore[?] in addition to my willingness to eat lab grown meat. However, I'd really like it if all my fellow humans also committed to 100% not eating beef, chicken etc no matter how they are raised. It would just make eating these alternative food sources more appealing knowing that I was part of 7.6 billion people trying to save the environment and committed to stopping animal suffering caused by humans.

If insect protein was put in some foodstuff that was not recognizable as an insect that'd be even better still. Maybe in a candybar/protein bar-like form?