Hello from Southern California, where we've got 16' surf today!
Synthetic meat interests me. OK, I don't think these synthe-steaks will be
popular with the BBQ set, but I work with carnivorous fish. The biggest
criticism of aquaculture is the high protein, wild caught food we feed
these monsters. If we had a way we could manufacture the fish proteins
that our animals evolved eating, that would help tremendously.
I'm an intern at a Hubbs-Sea World marine fish hatchery that raises rare
sportfish to enhance the wild population. Many of the prey organisms that
fish like California halibut (Paralichthys californicus) and White Seabass
(Atractoscion nobilis) juveniles feed on are listed as endangered. With
95% of the habitat destroyed by coastal zone development, this may be the
best way to farm them to release size.
Hopefully, we can keep the genetic diversity of the wild population strong
enough so that when sea level rises, the fish can take back their nursery
> # WOULD YOU EAT STEAK OFF THE PETRI DISH INSTEAD OF THE HOOF?
Simulated life for simulated folks.
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