Through the miracle of modern science, man has come up with something that is going to be well received by PETA and other animal rights advocates: In the near future, we very likely will be eating synthetic meat ("Test-tube hamburger patty makes its debut," Aug. 5).
Ick! There is no way you can describe this and make it sound edible.
From the perspective of animal rights people, I'm certain the day people accept artificial meats cannot arrive too soon. But who in their proper mind would want to eagerly bite into a lab-engineered sirloin strip?
Hey, if I'm going to eat synthetic foods, I'm going to head directly for something else — what, I'm not exactly sure. But certainly not the meat.
Once the consuming public tries this item, the vegetarian and vegan population should rise exponentially. Perhaps we are really getting a glimpse of what our dietary trends and habits will be in the near future. But I can wait.
Patrick R. Lynch, NottinghamCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun